Decision details

Automated Highway Asset Survey Software - Award of Contract

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Highways and Transportation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

Award of contract for Automated Highway Asset Survey Software and associated hardware. Contract period is 24 months from 1 April 2020 with a two-month optional extension period if required. .

Reasons for the decision:

Following on from the pilot trial of the Road AI system – Covid restrictions meant that the normal CVI surveys could not be carried out safely (2 operatives per vehicle). As a result Road AI was used to carry out CVI surreys and data gathering. Collation of this data is essential for the development of the forward highways capital programme.

An agreement was established with the supplier on a short term basis while Covid restrictions to ensure safe working practice remain in place, to allow for a full procurement exercise to be undertaken to service a longer term automated carriageway condition survey from the start of 2022/23,

Alternative options considered:

Not undertaking CVI surveys 2020/21 and 2021/22

Publication date: 07/09/2021

Date of decision: 26/08/2021