Transport for London (TfL) has awarded the first tranches of work on its £200 million structures and tunnels investment programme, but Balfour Beatty has missed out after only meeting part of the qualifying criteria.
Balfour was one of seven contractors to tender for places on the framework. Unlike Graham and VolkerWessels, Balfour Beatty did meet TfL’s quality yardstick along with BAM Nuttall, Costain, Hochtief and Skanska but not the price criteria.
Work has been split into three streams and procured under an early contractor involvement (ECI) system and shared between BAM Nuttall, Costain and Hochtief with Skanska held in reserve.
TfL director of roads Dana Skelley said: “ECI on these major upgrades enables us to achieve best value for money by getting the wisdom of experienced construction engineers at the beginning of project development, helping to remove risks which are sometimes not considered early enough in traditional delivery models.”
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