Friday, 1 April 2016

All Change on Central Beds Highways as New Contractors Start

Highways partnership with Ringway Jacobs begins

A new seven year contract started today with Ringway Jacobs to deliver Highways services throughout Central Bedfordshire. This will replace the previous contract with Amey.

The contract was awarded in August 2015. Some staff will move in-house from Amey.

The new procurement is hoping to make savings to the highway service. On offer are improved communications, a more consistent delivery, and improved satisfaction for residents and road users.

Tasks to be undertaken will include
  • winter maintenance, 
  • emergency services, 
  • cleaning signs, 
  • painting white lines
  • structural maintenance as already planned

Cllr Brian Spurr, Executive Member for Community Services said: "We are delighted to be working with Ringway Jacobs and hope we can build a hardworking, customer focused partnership over the next seven years. We are certain that the new contract will bring with it further improvements to our road network, better returns on investment and with that, more satisfaction to our many road users."

Mike Notman (pictured), Managing Director of Ringway Jacobs said: "We are delighted to be working with Central Bedfordshire Council on this prestigious contract. We are committed to establishing an open relationship based upon trust and integrity."

"We have built a reputation for assured delivery, forward thinking and innovative solutions. We will bring our experience of collaborative working to build upon the relationship already formed during mobilisation to develop an increasingly efficient and effective highways service to meet the residents' needs."

  • Ringway Jacobs is a fully incorporated company formed by Ringway Infrastructure Services Ltd and Jacobs UK Ltd. The company was formed as a strategic partnership jointly owned and fully supported by Eurovia and Jacobs UK as 50:50 shareholders with combined resources of 9,000 people within the UK, while also supported globally by the shareholding companies of Vinci Group and Jacobs employing a total of 200,000 people.

  • Ringway Jacobs currently have opportunities for a Quantity Surveyor and a Commercial Assistant based out of  Bedford​.