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National Highways SDF Success

We are delighted to announce that National Highways (formerly Highways England) have awarded us five Lots on the new Scheme Delivery Framework (SDF). The total value of the contracts will be £147m over 6 years, with the new delivery model commencing in January 2022.

The five Lots are the maximum number that could be awarded under the restricted procurement rules that National Highways have applied to the new framework. Three of which are in a Joint Venture (JV) with our Renew sister company AmcoGiffen.

Contracts Awarded

  • Civil Engineering: Central Super Region – Areas 6, 7, 8 and 9.
  • Drainage: North East Region – Areas 12 and 14.
  • Road Restraints: Central Super Region – Areas 6, 7, 8 and 9 in a JV with AmcoGiffen.
  • Road Restraints: North West Region – Areas 10 & 13 in a JV with AmcoGiffen.
  • Road Restraints: North East Region – Areas 12 & 14 in a JV with AmcoGiffen.

SDF will replace the current Construction Works Frameworks (CWFs) and ASC/PAD contracts. The phased introduction means that our current Civil Engineering, Drainage and Road Lighting & Electrical CWF contracts continue in Area 10 until 2023 and Area 6&8 until 2024.

A strong outlook

Delivering these new framework contracts as a Tier One supplier to National Highways, builds a robust forward programme through to 2027/28. The move into road restraint work alongside AmcoGiffen diversifies our portfolio of work and provides further opportunities.

Andrew Sharp, Carnell Deputy Managing Director commented:

“We have built a strong reputation on safely delivering drainage and civils schemes on the strategic road network over the last three decades. I am thrilled to have secured these SDF contracts, which will see us further develop our collaboration with National Highways and fellow delivery partners. These frameworks represent the longest duration, highest value contracts in Carnell’s history. Coupled with the move into road restraints, this provides a fantastic, solid foundation on which to grow and develop our business further in the coming years.”

More information on SDF

National Highways’s Scheme Delivery Framework consists of £3.6 billion worth of renewals to keep England’s motorways and major A roads running safely and smoothly. For more information see the official announcement on the website.