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Colas wins top spots in multi-million pound Highways England framework

31-01-2019

Colas wins top spots in multi-million pound Highways England framework

Colas has won two major bids to carry out multi-million pound programmes for Highways England in the Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside & Lancashire area – coming first in the face of stiff competition.

Managing Director, Carl Fergusson said: ‘We are proud to be have been selected as the leading contractor on both Highways England Lots for which we competed. Colas’s commitment to quality, our track record of effective delivery and our cost-effectiveness, all contributed to this success. It shows confidence in Colas’s strength, quality and skills – which will be fully justified.’

Winning the top place on two key lots in Highways England’s Area 10 Construction Works Framework, puts Colas in position to deliver the lion’s share of contracts worth more than £16 million annually. Under the terms of the framework, as first place bidder, Colas will be allocated at least 40 per cent of Highways England’s temporary traffic management and road restraints activity regionally.

Commitment to quality delivery was critical to Colas’s success, seeing the firm beat off rivals, especially for the hotly-contested traffic management lot. As part of the bid process, Highways England emphasised the importance of collaborative behaviour, early contractor involvement, quality management, innovation and sustainability. Colas was able to point to the high-quality work it is already carrying out for Highways England in Areas 13 and 14 and nationally through other frameworks. Additionally the firm, owned by French global infrastructure giant, Colas SA, committed to training apprentices for Area 10 as well as providing the customer with effective response times.

Mr Fergusson said: ‘This is a significant win for our bid team, which successfully demonstrated that Colas was the leading contractor bidding for these significant projects.’