Amey Consulting has announced it has won first place on Lot 1 of the Midlands Highway Alliance Plus (MHA+) framework (PSP4).
The 4th generation of the framework is focused on future proofing whilst offering best value to members through innovation and collaboration. The scope of the framework includes all services required for the design and supervision of highway, civil and municipal engineering works, for the 31+ local authorities who actively use the framework. It is the second time in a row that Amey Consulting has been appointed to the framework, having successfully delivered for clients across the MHA+ regions since 2019.
Among the key principles of the framework is ‘carbon and climate’, and the need to consider carbon, the environment and opportunities for mitigation in services and scheme delivery. Amey Consulting’s proposal featured implementing an innovative Common Data Environment, a digital information platform that centralises project data storage and access, to maximise performance and drive data-led decisions.
Speaking on the announcement, Karen Notman, Midlands Highway Alliance Plus (MHA+) Manager, said, “I am delighted that Amey have been successful and go forward into the new PSP4 framework in a much stronger position. As the overall winning bid for consultancy services, as well as top on price and also in the North East and North West sub-regions, there is plenty of opportunity to build on the good relationships and high performance already established through collaborative working in the provision of consultancy services throughout PSP3. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Katie, Chris and the team to make PSP4 a framework that provides our members with excellent service and value.”
Alex Gilbert, Managing Director, Amey Consulting, added, “We are delighted to have been appointed to the Midlands Highway Alliance PSP4. The award expands our highways design business and strengthens our relationship with MHA+ and Local Authorities on the Framework. Amey Consulting is in a unique position to provide data-led, sustainable highways design and consulting services to the communities within the MHA+ regions. Working in collaboration with MHA+, its members and suppliers we will innovate, and deliver solutions to tackle the region’s biggest challenges, including the need to decarbonise our transport network. Our work will be proudly delivered by local teams across the four MHA+ regions.“
The new framework, expected to be in place for up to 8 years, is the fourth generation of the Alliance’s professional services framework. It will be available from 28 August 2023 and will be formally launched at the Midlands Highway Alliance Plus (MHA+) annual event on 20 September 2023.
Midlands Highway Alliance Plus (MHA+) was formed from the merger of three regional efficiencies groups, the Midlands Highway Alliance, the Midlands Service Improvement Group and the West Midlands Highway Alliance. Its aim it to work collaboratively to support its member authorities in providing effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable, customer focussed highway services.
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