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Suffolk: Contractor Balfour Beatty set to take over the county’s road maintenance

15:58 03 December 2012

Balfour Beatty is set to take over the county

Balfour Beatty is set to take over the county's highways' management

Balfour Beatty

CIVIL engineering giant Balfour Beatty is set to take over the management of Suffolk’s roads next year.

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Next week’s county council cabinet meeting is expected to approve awarding the contract to Balfour Beatty Living Places.

The company will be responsible for the design and implementation of highway maintenance and improvement works, winter gritting, street lighting, traffic signals and bridge works throughout the county for at least the next five years.

It will also take over the work currently undertaken by Ipswich council in the borough itself.

The procurement process identified Balfour Beatty Living Places as the contractor best placed to meet the needs of the county council and deliver high quality service to Suffolk residents and visitors.

The county’s key objective is to achieve £2 million or recurring revenue savings in year 2013-14 and to help the council’s transport department achieve efficiency savings of 1.5% per year.

As well as continuing to providing a highway service, Balfour Beatty Living Places will improve the availability of information about work on the highway, improve Suffolk’s environmental performance and contribute to the local economy through use of local companies, commitment to apprenticeships and action to raise skill levels.

Guy McGregor, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for roads and transport, said: “We are committed to ensuring the best service is delivered to residents, businesses and road users across the county throughout this contract.

“As preferred bidder, Balfour Beatty Living Places is the company which submitted the very best bid both in terms of price and quality. It will provide excellent value for money for the residents of Suffolk.”

If the proposals are approved, approximately about 200 Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council staff will be transferred, under TUPE rules, to Balfour Beatty Living Places in April 2013.

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2 comments

  • gis a job plz

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    robbierotten

    Monday, December 3, 2012

  • Bearing in mind this is the same company that are responsible for a lot of the maintenance work on our rail system God help us!

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    planeman

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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