Lancashire County Council selects Jacobs as framework provider for third time


Lancashire County Council has selected Jacobs Engineering Group (Jacobs) as a framework provider of professional consultancy services for its highways in the UK, as well as for transportation and related scheme development. 

This would be the third term that Jacobs delivered its framework services to the council.

As a highway authority in the region, the council has to plan, maintain and upgrade transport infrastructure to ensure roads in the region are safer and less congested. 

Under the contract, Jacobs will provide civil engineering (highway, bridges and drainage designs), geotechnical, landscape and ecology services.

Jacobs will also be involved in traffic modelling and transport planning services, and project management. 

"The council has to plan, maintain and upgrade transport infrastructure to ensure roads in the region are safer and less congested."

Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure senior vice-president Bob Duff said: "Working alongside Lancashire’s team for a third term, not only through the delivery of significant ongoing services, but to assist in development of future projects and programmes, ensures we can help bring local growth and prosperity to the county."

Jacobs has been working with the Lancashire County Council since 2008 and has delivered a wide range of engineering services relating to the county's transport network through more than 800 task orders.

The projects that the engineering firm has been involved include the Heysham to M6 Link Road, the Preston Surface Water Management Plan, and Fylde coast rail study.

In addition to these projects, the engineering firm has worked with Highways England on projects such as the smart motorways programme and the M1 Junction 19 improvement scheme.