The motorway contracts audit and administration services (MCAAS) contract is a four year commission comprising the provision of a core team of nine people based at strategic locations around Ireland carrying out audit and administration work.
The team will provide support to the NRA across the whole motorway network including the existing PPP contracts and the newly established motorway maintenance and renewal contracts (MMaRC). In addition specialist road maintenance, design and site supervisory staff will be provided from Atkins’ teams based in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
“This win is the result of some real strategic thinking across our teams,” said Atkins director of highways and transportation in Ireland Tony Mortimer. “The NRA has really moved forward in the area of road maintenance and has made very significant steps towards protecting the national motorway asset. We look forward to delivering this project successfully with them over the next four years.”
Tom O’Malley, Atkins managing director in Ireland, said: “This is a significant win for Atkins in Ireland and a fantastic acknowledgement of our highways, transportation and asset management expertise. Atkins is well-placed to deliver this project, not just because of our technical excellence and expertise in the area of road maintenance, but also due to our strength and depth which provide the stability and reassurance that our client needs for this major long term contract.”
Under the MCAAS contract, Atkins will provide supervision, monitoring, audit and other technical and advisory services in relation to the MMaRC contracts, the PPP Contracts that are in their operational stage, other contracts relating to network operations, and related advice and consulting support.
Services will include preparation of design solutions for many legacy and new problems and site supervision: proving site supervisory staff for the implementation phase of projects.