Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has been awarded a two-year extension on the annual £12 million highways maintenance contract with Nottinghamshire County Council.
The company originally secured the contract in April 2013 for an initial period of five years, with the possibility of three further extensions to March 2023. Following successful delivery of a number of significant projects, Tarmac has been awarded the first extension, to April 2020. This will see the business deliver the range of highways maintenance works, including road resurfacing, gully cleaning, street lighting, road marking and earthworks.
Since 2013, the partnership between Tarmac and the County Council has delivered over £2 million in annual cost savings. These efficiency gains have been reinvested by the Council into other local road improvement initiatives, such as maintenance, additional drainage works and other highway schemes.
Commenting on the award, Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac’s Contracting business, said: “We’re delighted to have secured this extension to our contract with Nottinghamshire County Council. The is a real testament to the successful collaborative partnership with our colleagues at the Council to maintain a first-rate road network whilst delivering significant annual cost savings, supporting the local economy by working with local supply chain partners, and securing jobs with the county.”
Martin Carnaffin, contracts and programmes manager at Nottinghamshire County Council, added: “Our partnership with Tarmac has helped us to create a more resilient transport system and better roads by driving efficiencies and improvements. We have worked extensively to invest in our teams and resources to ensure that Nottinghamshire’s road infrastructure - which is vital to delivering ongoing economic growth - is managed and maintained to a high standard for road users, whilst delivering value for taxpayers.”
The contract also includes a commitment from Tarmac to support and invest in the local economy, delivering 90 per cent of the work using local workforce and suppliers.
The partnership has helped to secure jobs and deliver joint training and development initiatives with the local authority’s highways design engineers. Tarmac has also employed two apprentices from the local area on industry accredited training programmes, creating opportunities for younger people to gain permanent employment and further training.