Highways England has announced that five consultants to have won places on its technical framework for regional delivery.
Aecom, Atkins, Arup, Jacobs and a Capita Pell Frischmann joint venture will act as technical advisers to support the delivery of Highways England’s Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2).
The consultants will have a role in advising and recommending to Highways England, the best route options available to it and then ‘protect its technical interests’ while schemes are being developed and delivered.
There are six lots in the framework which are divided by region and value. The first three cover the South West & Midlands, South East & East, North East & North West for clients with a budget of £100m or less. The estimated value for each lot is £12.5m. The other three lots are for the same regions, but for jobs worth more than £100m.
One category was not awarded: lot two for the South East & East region work under £100m. Highways England said that one category was not awarded-lot two for the South East & East region for work under £100 million-because all the suppliers who were eligible had already been awarded another lot. Highways England said it was looking at ‘alternative arrangements’ for this.