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Amey named preferred bidder for Calderdale highways maintenance contract worth up to £120m

Press Release   •   Aug 07, 2012 14:53 BST

Amey, one of the UK’s leading public service providers has been named preferred bidder to take on a highways maintenance contract with Calderdale Council worth up to £120m. 

Amey has been Calderdale’s highways maintenance and street lighting provider since May 2000, and this announcement signals the start of new five year contract with Calderdale Council providing a wider range of services. The contract will begin in October 2012 for 5 years, with the option to extend for up to 15 years.
The contract involves the maintenance of 1,100km of road, 36,000 street lights as well as providing drainage, winter maintenance and emergency highway operations, on behalf of the council.
Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey said: “We’re delighted to be able to continue our service in Calderdale. Over the past 12 years we have developed a strong relationship with the council and have worked hard to integrate ourselves into the borough.  We look forward to continuing our contract and improving the transport network for the people of Calderdale.” 
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Cllr Barry Collins, says: “Every penny counts in Calderdale and it is important that we negotiate the very best deal that we can on every contract. I am pleased that we have been able to secure a contract with one of the country’s leading providers of public services at a price that reflects the need to spend public money in a prudent and cost-effective way.” 
Notes to editors:
Amey is one of the UK’s leading public service partners working in partnership with customers across the justice, aviation, central government, defence, education, local & strategic highways, rail and sectors.  
Amey employs over 11,000 people and is part of Ferrovial, one of Europe’s largest infrastructure and services groups, which brings with it the strength and additional capabilities of a world-leading organisation. 
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Amey in the North
In the North of England, Amey delivers a diverse portfolio of services on behalf of local authority, central government and private sector clients covering road, rail, street lighting and education.  Our clients include the Highways Agency, Network Rail, Ministry of Defence and numerous councils.
We employ over 1,500 staff in across 16 Amey offices and depots and have committed to employing more than 350 apprentices and graduates in the North over the next three years..  
We examine around 3,500 kilometres of local and strategic roads and provide street lighting installation and maintenance for more than 220,000 street lights across the region.