Amey Consulting has secured a place on the £72.5 million Scotland Excel Civil Engineering and Technical Consultancy Framework.
The framework, which lasts for four years, is open to 32 local authorities in Scotland as well as several other public sector organisations.
Amey. having served on the previous generation of the framework, has expanded its offering and secured two additional lots. In total, the provider will work across six lots:
- Roads and structures
- Transport Planning
- Drainage and flooding
- Project management
Amey’s involvement will be concentrated on designing walking and cycling facilities for towns and cities across the country – supporting public health and wellbeing, and sustainably transforming urban areas to contribute to economic growth.
Amey Consulting already has commitments in Scotland. – including working with North Lanarkshire Council to design a new road link with associated walking and cycling links, to connect the Ravenscraig development to Motherwell town centre, as part of the Pan-Lanarkshire Orbital Transport Corridor.
The consultant also recently announced that it is providing highway design services to the Clyde Waterfront and Renfrew Riverside project, improving all transport links to a new 184-metre bridge crossing of the River Clyde.
All works are being organised from its Edinburgh and Motherwell design hubs, which will offer employment and supply chain opportunities to people and businesses across Scotland. Amey Consulting currently employs 260 people in Scotland with 1,200 more working in Amey’s other business areas.
Alex Gilbert, managing director of Amey Consulting, said of the appointment to the Scotland Excel Framework: "We look forward to working in partnership with local authorities across Scotland, using our specialist consultancy and design capability to improve connectivity and open up economic opportunities across the country.
"Amey Consulting has a proud history in Scotland, and we will once again deliver these works with local teams, leveraging knowledge from our extensive portfolio of improvements across the region. We will also offer opportunities for apprentices and graduates entering the industry, providing the people of Scotland with a skilled workforce needed to sustainably grow its transport network.”
Julie Welsh, CEO of Scotland Excel, added: “Scottish councils regularly require specialist technical and engineering services in order to plan and implement the wide range of investment projects and improvement works that are delivered within their communities.
“I welcome the launch of our third-generation engineering and technical consultancy contract which will give local authorities easy access to a range of suppliers, while also bringing efficiencies for councils. The framework is also good for business as the 31 UK-based suppliers are a mix of micro, small, medium and large businesses.”
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