The services include highways maintenance and improvement, street lighting, traffic signals, street cleaning, parks and public rights of way, fleet maintenance and professional consultancy services.
These services were previously provided by Amey under a 10-year deal that began in 2003.
A council cabinet meeting yesterday (13 June) opted for Balfour Beatty Living Places as its preferred bidder, with Amey LG as the reserve bidder and Costain as second reserve bidder.
The council will now start detailed negotiations with Balfour Beatty to sign the final contract in July. Further contract details will be disclosed then, and it will go live on 1 September 2013.
Geoff Hughes, director for places and communities said: “These are key frontline services and this procurement has sought commitments to ensure improvements and value for money, bring investment into the highways network, ensure services are responsive to the community and provide contribution to the regeneration of the economy and social capital in the county.
“We are pleased we were able to stick to a very tight procurement timetable. We had a field of extremely strong bidders and we’re genuinely thankful for the hard work they’ve put in to this process.”
“I’d like to thank the bidders for their courteous, prompt and productive way they have all participated. I am confident that the resulting contract will achieve savings and help the council balance its budgets in the coming years.”