Construction, including highways and maintenance contracts

Sharpe Pritchard


Thursday 6 November, 9.30 – 1.00pm, followed by lunch

Presented by Sharpe Pritchard and Bevan Brittan

A Short Guide to Your Highways Maintenance Contract

This seminar is intended for those about to procure or in the process of procuring a term contract or general construction contract for highways maintenance, or alternatively for those who regularly come into contact with an existing contract in this area.  We expect that it will be most useful to in-house lawyers in the public sector who have basic knowledge of construction and contract law and it does not assume any highways-specific expertise. It will however focus on areas of specific legal/contractual interest/relevance to highways maintenance agreements.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Strategic approach to service delivery
  • Forms of contract
  • Ordering work/Task Orders
  • Performance and Quality of Work (including Defects regimes)
  • Design and provision of related professional services
  • Site and asset condition risk
  • Payment and Pricing (including Construction Act Provisions)
  • Other issues – TUPE, ancillary documentation, procurement issues.

Duration:  Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker Profiles:

Jonathan Turner is a partner in Bevan Brittan’s Commercial & Infrastructure Department and specialises in construction and asset management procurement strategies with a focus on collaborative procurement and the integration of supply chains in order to underpin successful scheme delivery and best value. Jonathan leads our highway’s team and in recent years has been involved with the development of the HMEP standard form contract as well as advising the following highways authorities on the implementation of their procurement or re-procurement strategies: Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Cheshire East, Hertfordshire (including establishing the Eastern Highways Alliance Framework), Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Southampton and Northamptonshire.

Jane Crees is a member of Sharpe Pritchard’s Projects team and is experienced in advising on public sector procurement and complex contracts, including in relation to highways and the public realm. Most recently, she has advised two inner London Boroughs on their highways and transportation re-procurements.  She is a construction specialist and is fully familiar with the JCT and NEC3 suites of contracts, among other standard construction forms. Jane regularly advises on the use and possible amendment of standard forms to suit the specific requirements and circumstances of clients’ projects. She has drafted several complex framework agreements, and advises on professional appointments in connection with construction projects.


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