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Delivering design continuity is a collaborative single source framework approach

Delivering design continuity is a collaborative single source framework approach

Local highway authorities are progressively turning to single sourced framework agreements to balance increasing highway capacity demands with ever reducing capital and operational budgets.

Effective communication throughout the term of a framework

Effective communication throughout the term of a framework

Local highway authorities are progressively turning to single sourced framework agreements to balance increasing highway capacity demands with ever reducing capital and operational budgets.

In taking this step the need for surety in establishing positive and effective communications through the term of the framework and the management of stakeholder interests become key concerns for local authorities and public bodies.

Is Health and Safety being properly addressed for highways users?

Is Health and Safety being properly addressed for highways users?

Local highway authorities are progressively turning to framework agreements to balance increasing highway capacity demands with ever reducing capital and operational budgets.

In taking this step it is essential to establish how prospective partners will manage issues relating to health and safety and the protection of the environment, to ensure the wellbeing of the general public, highway users and the workforce.

Mitigating Railway risks on third party Local Authority highway projects

Mitigating Railway risks on third party Local Authority highway projects

Local highway authorities are progressively turning to single sourced framework agreements to balance increasing highway capacity demands with ever reducing capital and operational budgets.

Optimising Performance Management in Highways Infrastructure

Optimising Performance Management in Highways Infrastructure

Local highway authorities are progressively turning to single sourced framework agreements to balance increasing highway capacity demands with ever reducing capital and operational budgets.

Unlocking framework value and efficiency through impactful collaborative supply chain relationships in the public sector

Unlocking framework value and efficiency through impactful collaborative supply chain relationships in the public sector

Local highway authorities are progressively turning to single sourced framework agreements to balance increasing highway capacity demands with ever reducing capital and operational budgets.

Converting learning opportunities into best practice in public sector frameworks

Converting learning opportunities into best practice in public sector frameworks

Local highway authorities are progressively turning to single sourced framework agreements to balance increasing highway capacity demands with ever reducing capital and operational budgets.

In taking this step the need for surety that continuous improvement is realised through the lifecycle of the framework becomes a key concern for local authorities and public bodies.

Aligning framework community initiatives with local needs

Aligning framework community initiatives with local needs

Local highway authorities are progressively turning to single sourced framework agreements to balance increasing highway capacity demands with ever reducing capital and operational budgets.

In taking this step, the assurance that the framework will deliver the local community benefits that meet the authority’s own corporate plan is an important concern for local authorities and public bodies.

Learn Once, Learn Deeply, and Share - Genuine Collaboration and Innovation in Highways Frameworks

Learn Once, Learn Deeply, and Share - Genuine Collaboration and Innovation in Highways Frameworks

The theory says that framework agreements for highways maintenance should promote innovation and collaborative learning between a small group of suppliers and the client team. In reality, how does it feel?

Highways Frameworks where Continuous Improvement is Business as Usual

Highways Frameworks where Continuous Improvement is Business as Usual

Year on year efficiencies through highways frameworks are not a ‘nice to have’, they are a core requirement – particularly to comply with DBFO financial models and ORR requirements.

Innovative Cultures Need Strong Leadership and a Clear Voice

Innovative Cultures Need Strong Leadership and a Clear Voice

Innovation is often talked about but much less frequently seen – even on a framework agreement that should be its natural home. Embedding an innovative culture is central to delivering the lifetime value, quality and cost benefits of a framework agreement. Although innovation is largely a bottom-up process, it needs to start from the top and be purposefully led.

A More Rational and Value Focused Approach to Highways Maintenance

A More Rational and Value Focused Approach to Highways Maintenance

Highways frameworks should deliver structures and ways of working that achieve a better balance between individual project costs, the frequency of interventions and road space availability. This long term value-based approach should be good news for the whole asset community.

Making a Problem Solving Culture a Reality in Highways Frameworks

Making a Problem Solving Culture a Reality in Highways Frameworks

Success for your programme means delivering the works within your investment profile and budgets, while maintaining the highway asset condition above the specified levels. This can only happen when the framework community is value-driven and fully collaborative.

Cultivating the Benefits of Innovation in Highways Frameworks

Cultivating the Benefits of Innovation in Highways Frameworks

If you threw the contents of a packet of seeds into a dark, untended corner of your garden you wouldn’t expect many plants to come up and flourish. Plants need space, water, light and fertile soil to grow to their full potential.

How Bringing New and Upgraded Infrastructure into Use Can be Made Painless

How Bringing New and Upgraded Infrastructure into Use Can be Made Painless

The transition between the construction and operational phases of an infrastructure project ought to be straightforward, but rarely seems to be. Asset operators and users should immediately see the full planned benefits of the project rather than wait for a protracted and stressful handover.

Why Responsibility Doesn't End with Project Delivery

Why Responsibility Doesn't End with Project Delivery

Rail infrastructure is a vital national asset. Whether it’s a stretch of track, a station or even a platform, any time it can’t be used is not only an inconvenience, it can also have an economic and customer service impact.