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Twelve companies appointed to support Combined Authority’s City Region infrastructure programme

Bus at Temple Green Park and Ride(1)West Yorkshire Combined Authority has appointed twelve companies to its Professional Services Framework.

This means that as the Combined Authority and its partners progress their ambitious West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund programme of City Region infrastructure schemes designed to underpin economic growth, job creation, they will be able to call off a range of services from the companies appointed.

These services include civil engineering and highways consultancy, bridge, structural and engineering design, construction supervision and project and programme management.

Appointed

The companies appointed to the list are Aecom, Amey, Arup, Atkins, CH2M, Curtins, Jacobs, Local Transport Projects, Sweco, Waterman, WSP and WYG.

To qualify, the companies went through a European Compliant tender process. The work was divided into three Lots, representing services costing up to £200,000, between £200,000 and £500,000, and over £500,000.

Leeds Station Southern EntranceAlmost 50 submissions were received in total, which were scored on both quality and price consideration. The quality element included companies’ method statements, their commitment to promoting skills and training plus their approach to carbon reduction and wider sustainability aspects.

Wide-ranging interest

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Chair Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe said: “Our West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund programme is already benefiting people and businesses locally through completed schemes such as Wakefield Eastern Relief Road and Temple Green Park and Ride with others already underway.

“I am pleased that we had such wide-ranging interest expressed from companies wanting to supply these key services to the region. Their work will be vital to us implementing and accelerating our large-scale programme of infrastructure projects that will help unlock our City Region’s huge economic potential.

“One of our aims in the Framework appointment process was to encourage new, smaller and local companies to get involved so I’m particularly pleased that Curtins, LTP and SWECO, which are all SMEs based in the North, have been successful.”

Now the Professional Services Framework is in place, its use will be monitored to determine levels of use and uptake, task allocation, performance and effectiveness. Contracts will incorporate clauses of the NEC3 Framework Contract and Professional Services Contract developed by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Find out more about the Professional Services Framework
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