Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport agrees to provide the Corporate Director for Growth, Environment and Transport with delegated authority to procure and enter into appropriate contractual arrangements for the provision of road asset renewal services including any potential extension periods in accordance with the expectations set out in the report.
Under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980, as the local Highway Authority, the Council has a legal duty to maintain its respective sections of the highway network This duty includes responsibility for maintaining, managing and, where necessary, improving sections of the network. These services need to be commissioned externally to ensure the Council meets is statutory obligations and that service continuity is ensured.
The Road Asset Renewal Contract (RARC) is currently delivered by Eurovia and expires on 31st December 2020. Due to a higher level of funding spent through the contract, there is no scope to invoke the extension options detailed within the contract. A new contract will be required to be procured prior to 1st January 2021. This contract will allow for the prescribed works and services to be delivered for an initial 24-month period with potential extensions.
Publication date: 22/09/2020
Date of decision: 22/09/2020
Effective from: 30/09/2020