Surrey County Council has awarded Ringway maintenance tender understood to be worth around £2.5bn. The contract starts in April 2022 when the contractor takes over from Kier, under the deal set to run for period of 10 years with a potential extension of up to 21 years. The giant contract had three bidders selected on the last two stages, with Ringway seeing off Kier Highways Ltd and Amey UK PLC.
Ringway maintenance tender will consist work on road repairs, resurfacing, the specialist structural schemes and the upkeep of drains, snow clearing and winter gritting, under the deal. Surrey stated the contractor signified his commitment to delivering good quality repairs ‘right the first time’ and better communication with residents both before and after works have been done. Additionally, Ringway met the criteria to up hold Surrey to achieve its net zero Surrey ambition by 2050, due to its eco-friendly fleet and materials.
Read also:UK green infrastructure gets funding pledges at Global Investment Summit
The transport and infrastructure cabinet minister, Matt Furniss stated: ‘Ringway will partner with SCC to develop £200m in Surrey’s highways over the next five years which will help in improvements to around 350 miles of road and pavements of 180 miles. This Ringway maintenance tender will include the construction and adoption of innovative materials, construction and working techniques.’ He also thanked Kier Highways Limited who had successfully delivering highways activities on behalf of the Council for the last eleven years. ‘ We will work with them to ensure a smooth transition that doesn’t detrimentally affect services for residents.’
Ringway managing director Mike Notman added that they were very much looking forward to working with partners, local people and communities on the maintenance tender. This will ensure Surrey’s roads offer connectivity and accessibility benefits for local people, and further supporting the council’s climate change ambitions.’ The contract was awarded after a 12-month process of procurement which saw seven organisations initially present expressions of interest.