DBi Services awarded Highways England Contract
DBi Services has been appointed one of the successful Road Marking service providers for the forthcoming Highways England Area 13 & 14 Construction Works Framework Contract.
The contract will see DBi working directly with Highways England as a Tier 1 supplier and with the Highways Maintenance community to deliver Strategic Road Infrastructure projects in the North West and North East of England. The contract is for a 4-year period and begins on 1st April 2017.
Commercial Director of DBi Services Derek Hardy stated “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in successfully bidding this opportunity as we go in to the mobilisation and early delivery stages. The award of these works greatly enhances DBi’s profile in the industry and is testament to the quality work DBi has been performing in the past several years.”
Below is an article posted by “The Construction Index” highlighting this contract.
Highways England has selected 18 companies for a £434m framework contract in Cumbria, north Lancashire and the northeast of England.
The construction works framework covers 10 different specialisms of work, is split into 15 separate lots and will run for four years.
The framework covers a range of activities that include renewal work to roads and bridges, and improvement schemes on the Highways England road network.
A new style framework, which starts on 1st April 2017, is part of the asset delivery contracts that sees Highways England directly managing both routine maintenance and the delivery of capital renewal and improvement schemes. This marks a change from previous way of working, bringing the management of key functions in-house.
The first of these types of contracts began operation in the East Midland’s region in July 2016.
The new framework contractors will work alongside the maintenance & response and design services contractors that were announced for Cumbria/North Lancashire (Area 13) and the northeast of England (Area 14) in December 2016. As previously reported, Kier Highways has maintenance responsibility in Area 13 and CH2M Costain Joint Venture has Area 14. Amey OW has the design service contract in both regions.
DBi Services was selected for Road Markings in Lots 8a and 8b.
Highways England procurement director David Poole said: “We are spending record amounts on improving our road network meaning quicker, safer and more reliable journeys for motorists. We are delighted to welcome these 18 contractors to work alongside us as part of asset delivery in Cumbria and North Lancashire, and the Northeast. These contracts demonstrate our commitment to increasing capability and understanding within Highways England and bringing Highways England closer to our customers.
“Collaboration with our supply chain is key to our new way of working and we are looking forward to establishing a successful, long-term relationship with the appointed contractors.”