Following a comprehensive, year-long procurement process, leading transport solutions provider Octavius has been awarded a place on Connect Plus’s Call-Off Framework Agreement (COFA) 3 to deliver improvements across the M25.
COFA 3 is the third-generation framework for Connect Plus, who manage and maintain the M25 motorway and all associated arterial link roads on behalf of National Highways.
Under the framework, Octavius will deliver improvements to the network including but not limited to structures, geotechnical, junction improvements, roadside technology and environmental.
The framework, which runs from July 2023 for a period of 6 years, is expected to deliver £167m worth of improvements over its lifetime. It replaces COFA 2 (which ran from 2017), itself preceded by COFA 1. Octavius held places on both COFA 1 and COFA 2, delivering such projects as the strengthening and repair of the iconic 440m-long Gade Valley Viaduct.
Commenting on the award Octavius’ Jamie Harrison, Delivery Director Highways said:
“We’re delighted to have been awarded a place on COFA 3. We’ve been delivering for Connect Plus since the inception of COFA 1 in 2013; it’s the great collaboration between all stakeholders that helps keep the traffic moving on one of the most important roads in the UK. We’re very excited about the next iteration of the framework and the work we’ll be undertaking.”