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Six firms scoop £1.1bn Highways Asset Framework
Six civils firms have come up trumps on the next generation of asset support frameworks for large road maintenance projects.
Four of the firms have earned places on both north and south regional lots, which the Highways Agency will use to award large maintenance projects worth up to £15m.
Work packages will include surfacing works, structures works, technology related works, and general highway improvements across the whole of the Highways Agency motorway and trunk road network.
Asset Support Framework
Bam Nuttall (north)
Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering (south)
Lafarge Contracting (north/south)
The work packages are for projects larger that the £5m threshold awarded through the agency’s new asset support contracts.
ASF North is planned to cover Highways Agency Maintenance Areas 7,9,10,12,13,14 (Midlands and North England), while ASF South will overlay areas 1,2,3,4,6 and 8 (East, South East and South West England).
Up to £637m is expected to be spent in the northern and £485m in the southern regions over three years.
The contract panels are open to all local authorities to use if they wish to make procurement savings and there is also an option to instruct work on DBFO routes including HA area 5.