Firms wanted for £335m London highways framework

Firms wanted for £335m London highways framework

Three London boroughs are on the hunt for firms for a series of joint frameworks covering highways, street lighting and bridge repairs worth up to £335m over eight years.

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The new framework panels will be used by Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Hammersmith and Fulham.

These boroughs have been working together for the last few years but are now aiming to set up several formal panels of contractors to obtain bigger efficiency savings.

All three boroughs are shunning the London Highway Alliance Contract set up by Transport for London. This was assessed on a 70:30 price to quality ratio geared towards larger projects, rather than a 40:60 weighting envisaged by the councils for their programmes of smaller scale work requiring greater community consultation.

Each new framework will run for five years with the option to extend for up to 3 years.

New frameworks out to bid

Estimated spend over eight years

  • Highways construction projects: £202m
  • Highways maintenance: £61m
  • Street lighting: £52m
  • Highways drainage: £8.2m
  • Bridge repair: £12m

Construction Enquirer, 19th August 2016, Aaron Morby