Parsons Brinckerhoff Wins Nine-year Somerset Contract
Parsons Brinckerhoff the global engineering consultant has secured a nine-year contract with Somerset County Council to provide engineering consultancy services.
The contract reflects the Councils desire to partner with a supplier of choice allowing for established long-term relationships and an in-depth understanding of the Council and its associated stakeholders specific requirements. The extended duration also reflects a growing public sector drive to ensure efficient and cost effective procurement of specialist services by local authorities.
Anticipated activity under the framework contract will cover a diverse range of services including: transportation studies; design of transport improvement and maintenance schemes; environmental planning and consultancy; highways safety studies; structures inspections; and construction management.
Parsons Brinckerhoff will deliver services for the framework from its local offices in Taunton and Exeter with support as necessary from its national highways transportation and asset management teams across the UK.
The contract has been drafted to enable other local authorities in the South West Highway Alliance including Devon Dorset Plymouth Torbay and others to procure services through a collaboration agreement.
Cllr Harvey Siggs the Cabinet Member responsible for highways and transport at the Council said: We are extremely pleased to have been able to retain the services of Parsons Brinckerhoff and look forward to building a strong partnership with them and with other South West highway authorities through the South West Highway Alliance.
Parsons Brinckerhoffs expertise helped us convince the Government to look seriously at improvements to the A303 he explains. They are helping us bid for critical infrastructure improvements such as an upgrade to Junction 25 of the M5 and they are also giving us the capacity to deliver an ambitious programme of smaller transport schemes across the County. I am pleased that Somerset is leading from the front in developing contracts which can deliver efficiencies for authorities across the whole of the South West.
Mike DAlton Parsons Brinckerhoffs UK director of highways transportation and asset management said: We are delighted to have secured this contract building upon the current relationships developed through our previous commission with Somerset County Council. Our local delivery model has made sure we can provide a responsive agile service to meet every need of the Council. We look forward to working alongside all the local authorities in delivering their highway and transportation schemes.