North Yorkshire County Council has awarded the contract for maintenance of the county’s highways network to Ringway Infrastructure Services Limited (Ringway).
The contract, which was approved by the council’s Executive today, will cover all aspects of highway maintenance, highway improvement, gully emptying, grass cutting, bridge repair and maintenance, street lighting maintenance and maintenance of the County Council vehicle fleet.
The contract, which will start on 1 April 2012, will run for a maximum of 10 years and is worth in the region of £25 million per year.
Ringway will take over from Balfour Beatty WorkPlace which has held the previous contract since 2002. It is anticipated that the majority of the staff currently working on the contract for Balfour Beatty WorkPlace will transfer to the new contractor. North Yorkshire County Council will be working closely with both Ringway and Balfour Beatty WorkPlace to ensure a smooth transition.
Ringway are part of the Eurovia group and are one of the largest providers of highway services in the country.
County Councillor Gareth Dadd, Executive member for highways said:
The tender assessment has been thorough and the contract has been awarded to the company which submitted the best bid both in terms of price and quality. It will provide excellent value for money for the residents of North Yorkshire.
I would also like to thank the management and workforce of Balfour Beatty WorkPlace for the high quality service they have provided over the past ten years, which I am sure they will continue to provide for the remainder of the current contract.