Contract VfM Evaluation

Client
County Council
Services provided
Advisory Services
Overview
We were asked to review and recommend whether the Highways Authority should accept an offer of betterment of performance and new facilities from the existing Highways maintenance provider in return for a legally permissible extension of contract, we were asked quite frankly “is this value for money?”

Our approach, was to robustly test the performance of the current contractor against his contractual obligations, and review whether or not the extension of the contract would in fact mean Value for Money, as measured by improvements in effectiveness, efficiency and economy.

Significant savings from avoiding another procurement in Highways Maintenance were made. The ‘new’ Contract renewal date is now at the same time as other arrangements for similar provision in adjacent Highways authorities will need to be made, so could complement a regional approach to maintenance should that be desired.