Amey wins Staffordshire infrastructure+ £800m deal

Aaron Morby 10 years ago
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Staffordshire County Council has named Amey as preferred bidder for its innovative, new Infrastructure+ contract.

The pioneering deal is the first of its kind in the market. It will see Amey manage and maintain the county’s highways infrastructure, while also allowing scope for the council to bolt-on a wider range of local services into the collaborative partnership.

Other local authorities in the region may also be given the option of joining.

This industry pathfinder partnership will run for 10 years, with the option to extend for a further 10, and is worth up to £80m per year.

Staffordshire County Council will now work with Amey to agree the final scope of the partnership.

Mel Ewell, chief executive for Amey, said: “We are delighted to have been announced as the preferred bidder for this pioneering partnership with Staffordshire County Council.

“This is a unique opportunity to work with a progressive council to develop a relationship that will enhance services for the people of Staffordshire.

“We will place a strong focus on supporting and investing in the local community for many years to come, to promote prosperity and skills across the county.”

Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “We are convinced Amey can deliver top quality services and have been hugely impressed with their innovative partnership approach, commitment to apprenticeships and training and willingness to really involve local communities.”

Amey has been delivering highways maintenance with Staffordshire County Council since 1998.

There will now be a period of discussion to finalise contractual arrangements and the scope of the Infrastructure+ contract before it is formally awarded later this year.

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