Decision details

Highways Contract Arrangements - Traffic Management Order Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Highways Contract Arrangements - Traffic Management Order Service




It is recommended that the CabinetMember for City Management and Air Quality, to approve the award of an up to 7-year contract to WSP UK Limited (Company No. 01383511) for the provision of TMO Services to WCC, to support the delivery of Highways and Parking projects.


Reasons for Decision 

The City Council’s existing TMO contract is due to expire 31st March 2023.


Contract Award Approval for contracts of £1.5m or more, is required from the appropriate Cabinet Member following endorsement to approve from the appropriate Executive Leadership Team member and the City Council’s Commercial Gateway Review Board (CGRB).


The successful tenders response was robust, innovative, and provided officers with confidence that the requirements of the contract were clearly understood and could be delivered. The successful bidder was able to provide strong responses with evidence to support their explanations, reassuring officers that the service would be delivered to a high standard.


Having an external party manage, in full, the TMO contract allows for service provider specialists to advise, manage consultations, and carry out works. It also allows Officers to oversee the process at a high level and remain engaged throughout. The City Council sought a high quality and value for money tenderer to be the new successful service provider and followed the above actions in order to achieve this.


Alternative providers and collaboration have been considered, with the model proposed expected to maximise the benefit received by the City Council.


Publication date: 09/11/2022

Date of decision: 09/11/2022

Effective from: 17/11/2022

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