Decision details

Highways Service Contract Peer Review

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Committee considered a report which proposed a process and timetable to conduct an objective review and inform the Council’s decision in respect of the break clause in relation to the 15-year contract (the “Highway Service Contract” or “HSC”) that the Council entered into with Ringway-Jacobs Limited to deliver highway services. The Committee were also asked to consider the legal and financial implications of assessing the performance of the HSC.

An amendment was proposed and seconded in respect of recommendation 1c which be amended to read “Leader of the CEC Conservative Group or nominated person”. This was carried unanimously.

RESOLVED: (Unanimously)


That the Highways and Transport Committee

1. Agree that a review of the Highways Service Contract (HSC) is undertaken and:

a) Commence a peer review through which the Contract is assessed to inform future decisions regarding the HSC.

b) Delegate authority to the Director of Highways and Infrastructure to finalise the scope of the HSC Peer Review.

c) Approve that a Member Advisory Panel is established with the proposed membership as set out below and the Terms of Reference as set out in Appendix A.

The Chair of the Highways and Transport Committee

The Vice Chair of the Highways and Transport Committee

The Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee

Leader of the CEC Conservative Group or nominated person.

2. Note that a further report with a recommendation will be bought to the Highways and Transport Committee regarding the HSC in summer 2024 following the completion of the review.




Publication date: 31/01/2024

Date of decision: 25/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 25/01/2024 - Highways and Transport Committee

Effective from: 08/02/2024

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