Press release

Collaborative Delivery Framework awarded to deliver £5 billion of highways investment

The companies appointed to the largest ever framework for the improvement of England’s motorways and major A roads were announced today (Friday 7 November).


26 companies across 4 lots have been appointed to the Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF). The framework provides a cost effective way for the Agency to procure up to £5 billion of investment in England’s motorways and major A roads over the next five years.

The framework award is the next step in the delivery of £24billion investment in England’s major roads in this parliament and the next and represents the government’s firm commitment to investing in infrastructure to boost the economy.

Graham Dalton, Highways Agency Chief Executive said:

This framework is the largest we have ever awarded. It will allow the Agency to deliver large scale improvements to England’s strategic roads, enabling economic growth across the country.

It is not just the scale of this framework that is important, but the way it is designed to bring the Agency, designers and contractors together in one large collaborative team. We expect to deliver this major investment programme efficiently, speedily, and with real effort to minimise disruption to road users while we build.

David Poole, Highways Agency Commercial and Procurement Director said:

The way the Agency is doing business is evolving to meet the historic levels of investment we will be delivering and this framework is a key part of making this more efficient and collaborative. This framework has also been designed to support the industry and encourage small and medium sized businesses to grow throughout the contract.

The framework will enable the effective procurement of the design and construction of improvements to the network, including major schemes like the A14 upgrade in Cambridgeshire and the Smart Motorways programme across the country. All future opportunities as part of this contract will be publicised in advance and the first is expected to be in late 2014.

Collaborative Delivery Framework award – list of companies

Lot 1 - Professional design and engineering services

  • Amey
  • Atkins Limited
  • CH2M HILL United Kingdom
  • Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited
  • Jacobs U.K. Limited
  • Mott MacDonald Limited/Grontmij Limited JV
  • Mouchel Ltd
  • Ove Arup & Partners Ltd
  • URS Infrastructure and Environment (UK) Ltd
  • WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff JV

Lot 2 - Medium value construction work (scheme values up to £25m, may be extended to £50m)

  • EM Highway Services Limited
  • Geoffrey Osborne Limited
  • Interserve Construction Ltd
  • John Graham Construction Ltd
  • VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd

Lot 3a - High value construction work (scheme values between £25m and £100m, may be extended to £300m)

  • Amey
  • Galliford Try Infrastructure Limited
  • HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction Limited
  • John Sisk & Son Ltd/Lagan Construction Group Ltd JV
  • Kier Infrastructure & Overseas Limited
  • VINCI Construction UK Ltd (trading as Taylor Woodrow) / Vinci Construction Grands Projects JV

Lot 3b - High value construction work (scheme values between £100m and £450m)

  • Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Ltd
  • BAM Nuttall Ltd / Morgan Sindall Plc JV
  • Carillion Construction Ltd
  • Costain Limited
  • Skanska Construction UK Ltd

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 7 November 2014