Public services contractor beat Carillion to PFI contract

Public services contractor Amey has been awarded a £2bn PFI highways contract in Sheffield.

The firm beat out a bid by Carillion to win the contract.

The scheme will see Amey maintain the highways network in the city, including 1,900km of roads, 3,300km of footpaths and 68,000 streetlights, for the next 25 years.

The first five years will be spent bringing the city’s street scene up to standard before maintaining it for the next 20 years.

John Mothersole, chief executive of Sheffield City Council, said: “We shortlisted two high quality bidders who both have an excellent track record and experience in delivering highways regeneration schemes.

“We have made the decision to award the contract to Amey as they offer the best value for money in their proposals for improving and maintaining the city’s highway network to the standard required by the Council.”

Work on the contract will start in August this year.