Two Scottish councils have awarded a joint five-year traffic signal maintenance contract worth over £15m to industry heavyweight Siemens.
The contract from Glasgow City Council and West Dunbartonshire Council will require Siemens to maintain roadside traffic control and information equipment in a ‘fault-free condition’ and promptly respond to and rectify any issues.
Siemens had undertaken work covering traffic signal maintenance for both councils since 2010.
It represents one of the largest contract renewals of its kind, covering equipment at over 500 traffic signal intersections and 400 pedestrian crossing facilities.
Siemens will carry out routine maintenance inspections and lamp changes to ensure they adhere to current standards.
Work will also take place to ensure the ‘gradual but continuous improvement’ in the reliability of equipment on the street.
Tony Ellis, northern regional manager at Siemens, said: ‘This is a significant contract which we are very pleased to retain and continue the successful working relationships with Glasgow City and West Dunbartonshire Councils.
‘The decision to select Siemens was based on a competitive combination of quality, cost, proven competence and capability.
‘For the past five years, Siemens has provided a high level of service and support in terms of the effective delivery of the contract requirements and are pleased to continue to work with the councils to deliver an efficient transport network.’
The contract worth £3.095m per year began this month.
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