Highways England appoints Ringway to deliver East Region Maintenance and Response contract for up to 15 years
Highways England has appointed Ringway as its Contractor for its East Region (formerly Areas 6 & 8) to undertake the Maintenance and Response Contract, due to commence on 1st October 2019.
This tender award success follows a competitive bidding phase, which concluded in November 2018.
The Contract is for the maintenance of Highways England’s strategic network in the East Region and is worth around £28m per annum, over 15 years. The Area includes the strategic routes in the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Peterborough and Milton Keynes, which align with Ringway’s existing operational areas in the East of England.
The Maintenance and Response Contract will cover routine, reactive and cyclic maintenance, winter service and incident response.
Mike Notman, Ringway Managing Director, said: “This is a wonderful result, and great news for all our people. The East Region network is a diverse, highly trafficked network and Ringway’s existing presence, relationships and expertise in the area will prove invaluable to those travelling and working in this part of the country. We look forward to working with Highways England, and our partners, to deliver these important services and keep this part of the strategic road network running.”
Martin Fellows, Highways England Regional Operations Director for the East of England, said: “This innovative contract is part of a brand new way of managing the East of England’s busiest roads. We know that how we maintain our roads and respond to incidents are extremely important issues for drivers. With this contract, we will be working more directly with our supply chain colleagues who carry out these activities, driving improvement and strengthening our regional expertise.
“Together with Ringway we will work more effectively, identify innovative ways of working and provide the best possible quality of service to our customers. I’m delighted to welcome Ringway on board and look forward to establishing a successful, long-term relationship with them.