Hertfordshire County Council has started the search to appoint a professional services provider to deliver professional services related to highways.
The council is looking to forge a long-term collaborative relationship with a service provider that delivers a contract that actively supports the authority’s corporate objectives and enhances the county of Hertfordshire.
The council now wishes to facilitate the appointed service provider to identify and implement innovative solutions, establishing a new way of delivering the services to maximise the potential for success for both itself and the appointed service provider throughout the lifetime of the contract. The professional services are currently delivered through the Authority’s existing professional services contract (based on the NEC3 Professional Services Contract) which is due to expire on 30 September 2024.
Work on the contract will include:
• Asset Management & Structural Maintenance Services
• Routine Maintenance Services
• Network Management Services
• Contract Management Services
• Technical Support and Development Services
• Strategy Development Services
• Transport Infrastructure Implementation Services
• Development Management Services.
Delivery of all services under the Contract must be in line with the authority’s commitments to social value and sustainability.
The contract is intended to provide a dynamic, flexible basis on which the Authority and service provider can work together to explore innovative, sustainable and progressive approaches to managing and improving the highways network in Hertfordshire.
The form of Contract is expected to be the NEC4 Professional Services Contract with bespoke amendments to be discussed with bidders during the negotiation stages of the procurement process.