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Jackson wins place on new Eastern Highways Framework

Jackson is delighted to have been selected for the new Eastern Highways Alliance Framework.

Cambridge County Council, who led the procurement commended Jackson's apporach to collaboration and health & safety, as well as the use of a local supply chain.

The new Eastern Highways Alliance Framework covers 11 local highways authorities in the East of England and is set to save the local tax payer millions of pounds over the next four years by creating a bank of contractors who have the skills and expertise to manage projects up to £20m in value.

The Framework, which could be worth up to £750m over four years will reduce the time and cost it takes for projects such as roundabouts, cycle paths, new roads and other infrastructure to be built. The programme also provides an efficient and effective way to procure investment in highways.

Jackson Civil Engineering’s Technical Director Jim Chaplin said: “This type of collaboration across councils brings great efficiencies and benefits, and it’s the way we like to go to work. We’re delighted to have been selected for this framework, and look forward to working with some of our more local clients and the other selected contractors.”

Other successful contractors included Morgan Sindall, Eurovia, Interserve, Carillion and Kier.

Cllr Roger Hickford, Chairman of Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “The creation of the Eastern Highways Framework 2 has been a huge task led by ourselves in Cambridgeshire which will provide benefits to the way local authorities in the East of England deliver highway works. The first framework, which was set up in 2012, used four contractors to deliver schemes up to the value of £10m. This framework made some significant savings for all the Councils involved so the new framework, which is split between work up to £1.5m and contracts valued from £1m to £20m, will save considerable funds and time for us all. It is innovative thinking and partnership working like this which demonstrates how local authorities are collaborating together in adapting to the challenges we face.”