Two firms are left in the race for Hounslow Borough Council’s £1.4 billion highways maintenance PFI contract.
Skanska/Jacobs is believed to have been knocked out at the competitive dialogue stage leaving just Balfour Beatty and a joint venture between Vinci and subsidiary Ringway in the hunt.
Both are now working towards the next submission deadline, which is thought to be at the end of this year, with an award expected next year.
Four teams were initially in the running for the job, valued at between £700m and £1.4bn, but Colas/Scott Wilson was knocked out in July 2010.
The contract, which is expected to commence in June 2012, covers maintenance and refurbishment work across the borough’s 432 km of road carriageways and 762 km of footways, excluding those managed by Transport for London.