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Jacobs secures Hertfordshire County Council contract

Hertfordshire County councillor and executive member for highways Phil Bibby

Jacobs has been appointed to provide highways and environmental services Hertfordshire County Council.

Working collaboratively with the council and its supply chain, Jacobs will provide programme and asset management, and technical support to the highway and environmental service – to protect and maximize value from Hertfordshire County Council’s £8bn highway, structures and environmental assets.

The Jacobs-led team includes a strategic partnership with PA Consulting as embedded innovation and transformation partner. 

PA Consulting’s Global Innovation and Technology Centre in Royston, Hertfordshire will be a creative centre from which to help create the future of local transport and highway services.

Additionally, the team includes sub consultants Tetra Tech, Tony Gee and Brightly, a Siemens company. 

Hertfordshire County Council expects the contract to commence in October for an initial five years followed by optional extension periods to a maximum of 14 years, with an estimated contract value of £17m per annum.

“We are developing a collaborative innovation culture with Hertfordshire County Council that will evolve services to meet ambitions for a cleaner, healthier Hertfordshire and grow local small/medium enterprises, suppliers, skills and jobs,” said Jacobs senior vice president Kate Kenny. 

“Our programme management capability and tools, combined with our global specialists and data solutions ultimately benefit the county’s residents and businesses creating more resilient and effective services for more than a million people who live and work in Hertfordshire.”

Hertfordshire County councillor and executive member for highways Phil Bibby added: “I look forward to many years of close co-operation as we continue working to protect, repair and enhance our highways network.

“Our roads are the arteries that connect our people and communities across the county and I am confident that working together with Jacobs we have the right people and plans in place to deliver for Hertfordshire.” 

 

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