Herefordshire Council has confirmed that its public realm services contract will be awarded to Balfour Beatty after it was announced in June that they were the preferred bidder for the services contract.
The ten year contract worth in the region of £200million includes highways maintenance and improvement, street lighting, traffic signals, street cleaning, parks and public rights of way, fleet maintenance and professional consultancy services.
The new contract outlines commitments to ensure improvements by bringing investment into the highways network, ensuring services are responsive to the community and contributing to the regeneration of the economy and social capital in the county.
Geoff Hughes, director for places and communities said: “We’re delighted to be announcing our partnership with Balfour Beatty.
“They are committed to bringing improvements and investment to the county and we look forward to working with them to ensure residents are receiving value for money and better services.
Amanda Fisher, Managing Director, Balfour Beatty Living Places said “We are thrilled to have been awarded the public realm services contract and look forward to working closely with the council. We intend to make sure the services are delivered sustainably, efficiently and effectively throughout the community.”
Last month the council’s cabinet was presented with the scoring details of three shortlisted bidders and announced Balfour Beatty Living Places as the preferred bidder, Amey LG Limited as the reserve bidder and Costain Limited as second reserve bidder.
The new arrangements will take effect in September.