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Highway or road maintenance contracts

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,
I would like to enquire whether the council has any highway/road term maintenance contracts?

If so, would it be possible to know:
- Which contractors currently have contracts?
- When are these contracts scheduled to end?
- Do any of the contracts have provisions for extensions, if so, for how long?

Yours faithfully,

Eric Blair

Freedom of Information, Bedford Borough Council

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Andrea Bechtle, Bedford Borough Council

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Dear Eric Blair


Request pursuant to Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004 ‚Äď
Request No.16262


Thank you for your request for information regarding highways and road
maintenance contracts, which we received on 28^th August 2020. Your
request has been considered under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.


Please see your request and our response below:


Currently Bedford Borough Council have two term contracts in place for
carrying out capital maintenance works within the Authority:


Contract Current Provider Starting Date Duration and
Minor Highway Works Henderson & Taylor July 2019 Two years + two
Carriageway Resurfacing Hanson Contracting August 2020 Three years + two
and associated works years
Highways Minor Works DJT Surfacing April 2020 Three years + one

*Note that contract extensions are subject to satisfactory key performance


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Yours sincerely


Andrea Bechtle

FOI & EIR Officer - Environment & Enabling Services

Bedford Borough Council

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Bedford, MK42 9AP





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