Mouchel Consulting, now part of the Kier Group, has secured a major new contract to deliver consultancy services for North Yorkshire County Council. The sole provider framework, which starts in April 2016, spans a range of services including estates management, property projects and highways services, and is worth up to £40m over its duration of four years.
The framework is designed to enable the council to not only deliver improved services and value for money, but to also support the delivery of its vision, ‘2020 North Yorkshire’ – transforming the ways in which services are provided for people across the county.
The framework was tendered in three separate packages:
Lot 1 – Estates and Valuation – covering a full range of estates activities including acquisitions, disposal and valuations.
Lot 2 – Property Projects – covering major capital projects and complex planned maintenance in particular in relation to schools.
Lot 3 – Highways – providing technical support and professional and specialist engineering advice and guidance across a wide spectrum including: highways, bridges and structures, waste, planning, archaeology and other similar disciplines.
This is the sixth consecutive contract secured with local authority clients following wins with Norfolk County Council, Bournemouth and Poole Borough Councils, Islington Borough Council, Shropshire Council and Birmingham City Council.
David Virden, Mouchel Consulting managing director, commented: “This is an important win for Mouchel Consulting with a leading local authority like North Yorkshire County Council, and further demonstrates the value of the breadth and depth of our collaborative offering, at both a client and sector level.
“We are very much looking forward to working closely with North Yorkshire County Council to manage and improve the county’s critical infrastructure and assets as part of delivering their vision 2020 North Yorkshire.”