Kier Transportation confirmed as preferred bidder for Birmingham Highways PFI contract

Kier Transportation has been confirmed as the preferred bidder for the Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract. When approved by the government the new deal will start February 1 2024 and continue until June 2035. Work will cover 2,500km of roadways and 5,000km of footways across the UK’s largest local authority. […]

Birmingham road workers share shocking stories in a plea to end the abuse they face

In the last three years, 465 incidents of road worker abuse have been reported in Birmingham. That’s why today, organisations and companies that work to improve Birmingham’s roads, have launched a new campaign Expect Respect – to urge the public to respect its road workers. The incidents include residents threatening road workers with weapons, such as machetes, […]

Kier and SNC-Lavalin to fight it out for Birmingham highways contract

There is a shortlist of two bidders for the restructured Birmingham PFI highways contract, the council has announced. Both Kier and SNC-Lavalin have been invited to tender for the highways contract following the completion of the prequalification phase. The two contractors will now be expected to prepare interim submissions and draft bids to help inform […]

Balfour and Kier among those interested in restructured Birmingham highways contract

Tendering for Birmingham’s highways contract will start next Monday as the five week pre-qualification period will begin for the contract recently restructured by the newly formed Birmingham Highways and Birmingham City Council. The council reports a strong attendance at a supplier’s day last month, which provided a briefing on the contract. Consultants and contractors attending […]

Contractors lined up for Birmingham PFI highways work

Some of the top contractors and consultants are among the potential winners of the Birmingham PFI work. An open day next week organised by Birmingham City Council will see firms including Arup, Arcadis, Balfour Beatty, Carnell, Colas, Kier and Tarmac discover more information about the £2.7bn deal, reports Construction Enquirer. Prospective bidders will go through […]

Birmingham Highways starts search for firms for £1.2bn highways contract

Birmingham Highways is starting its search for contractors to run the existing part of its PFI deal which runs until 2035. The company was set up to finance, rehabilitate, operate and maintain the city’s highways, following Amey’s withdrawal earlier this year and the end of Kier’s interim deal. The new subcontract should be worth up […]

Kier Highways wins a six-month contract extension from Birmingham Highways

Kier Highways has been awarded a six-month extension from Birmingham Highways Ltd (BHL) on its Birmingham Interim Services Contract (ISC). The contract, which Kier was appointed to in April 2020, was initially due to run for 15 months (with the option to extend) and it includes the city’s traffic operations, planned and reactive maintenance, inspections […]


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