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Birmingham City Council looks for new highways service provider

02 July 2019

After issuing a joint statement with Amey confirming the closing of its Birmingham Highways PFI contract, the city council has began the search for a new service partner.

While the search continues, the company will continue to provide services on an interim basis, with the new contractor due to be confirmed "no later than 1 April 2020", according to the announcement.

It was further stated that the full rendering of the process to find a permanent replacement contractor will be completed during the 2020/21 financial year.

The partnership has been the subject of news reports by local and national media, with the Birmingham Mail describing the nine-year partnership as "tortuous".

It has detailed issues such as court cases and complaints from residents and motorists about the condition of roads in the Birmingham area.

Birmingham Mail has also reported that the contract has been "disastrous" for Amey.

The discord between the two sides has led to accusations of poor standards of work, questionable investment decisions and inconsistent operational performance, among others.

Although the contract will now be terminated, the newspaper said a "list of disputes" have yet to be resolved, with some involving costs of millions of pounds.

Council leaders have stated that the situation had been left unresolved "for far too long", leading to the various ongoing issues.

Details of the new Birmingham Highways PFI contract have not been published as yet.

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