Ringway Infrastructure Services has been awarded a highways maintenance contract worth up to £250 million.
North Yorkshire County Council has named Ringway, a specialist subsiduary of Vinci, as the successor to Balfour Beatty WorkPlace which had held the contract since 2002. The contract will start on 1 April 2012 and will be worth up to £25m each year to run for up to 10 years.
The contract 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.
It is anticipated that the majority of the staff currently working on the contract for Balfour Beatty WorkPlace will transfer to the new contractor.
The council’s executive member for highways, Cllr Gareth Dodd 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.”
He added: “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”