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Collaborative Delivery Framework: Lot-by-lot spend breakdown

Highways England has procured more than £2.7bn of major capital works through its Collaborative Delivery Framework in the past three years – and now Construction News can reveal who the main beneficiaries have been.

The largest framework ever awarded by Highways England’s predecessor, the Highways Agency, the CDF was heralded as a way bringing the agency, designers and contractors together in one large team.

Since then there have been complaints from suppliers about the high bidding costs brought about by having to take part in secondary mini-bids once appointed to a lot.

A new £7bn framework is around the corner but it is still unknown when exactly that will be launched.

Today, Construction News has revealed that more than £2.7bn has been spent so far through the framework.

So, which firms has that money gone to and how has the spend been divided between the four lots?

Here’s CN’s breakdown of spending through all four lots.

Collaborative Delivery Framework total combined value 
Lot Schemes awarded in each CDF lot Total Value
Lot 1 79 £288,540,136
Lot 2 9 £35,978,151
Lot 3a 19 £559,116,814
Lot 3b 21 £1,845,935,884
Total 128 £2,729,570,985
Collaborative Delivery Framework Lot 1 winners
Companies Schemes awarded Value
Amey 5 £1,437,000
Amey ow/Arup 3 £34,348,403
Arcadis 5 £6,220,414
Arcadis / Mouchel 1 £1,498,093
Arup 2 £1,678,460
Arup / Atkins 2 £10,635,804
Atkins 7 £9,070,882
Atkins / CH2M 1 £30,000,000
CH2M 1 £1,430,000
CH2M / Arcadis 3 £48,290,204
Jacobs UK  6 £22,120,671
Jacobs / Atkins 4 £35,283,516
Mott MacDonald / Sweco (Formerly Grontmij) 11 £36,104,479
Mouchel (now part of WSP) 6 £3,418,512
Aecom 11 £35,553,466
WSP Civils / Parsons Brinckerhoff (Now just WSP) 11 £11,450,234
Collaborative Delivery Framework Lot 2 winners
(Contractors for scheme valued up to £25m, which may be extended to £50m)
Contractors Schemes awarded Total value
Osborne 5 £28,558,810
Interserve Construction 2 £6,459,341
John Graham Construction 1 £480,000
VolkerFitzpatrick 1 £480,000
EM Highways no longer on Lot 2 – merger with Kier
Collaborative Delivery Framework Lot 3a winners  
(Contractors for scheme valued £25m-£100m, which may be extended to £300m)
Contractors Schemes awarded Total value
Amey 1 £480,000
Cariilion Construction 4 £177,478,326
Galliford Try Infrastructure  4 £91,156,180
Hochtief (UK) Construction  2 £630,000
John Sisk & Son / Lagan Construction Group  2 £45,852,152
Kier 1 £480,000
Vinci Construction UK 5 £243,040,156
Collaborative Delivery Framework Lot 3b winners
(Contractors for scheme valued £100m-£450m)
Contractors Schemes awarded Total value
Balfour Beatty 2 £130,480,000
Balfour / Carillion 1 £292,524,146
Balfour / Vinci 3 £309,211,862
Bam Nuttall  / Morgan Sindall  2 £166,980,000
Carillion Construction  1 £480,000
Carillion / Kier 5 £209,875,089
Costain  1 £480,000
Costain / Galliford 3 £214,312,478
Costain / Skanska 2 £521,112,309
Skanska Construction UK  1 £480,000

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