Siemens awarded major new traffic signal maintenance contract in Scotland

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities August 12, 2015 12:54

Siemens awarded major new traffic signal maintenance contract in Scotland

Glasgow City Council and West Dunbartonshire Council have awarded a joint contract to Siemens to maintain roadside traffic control and information equipment for a period of up to five years, commencing 1 August 2015. The new contract includes the provision of associated ancillary support services, as well as the supply of works and services to support the Councils’ traffic control operation and periodical planned signal and optical maintenance,

With equipment at over 500 traffic signal intersections and more than 400 pedestrian crossing facilities, as well as numerous variable message signs and below ground detection sites, the contract represents one of the largest of its kind renewed by the councils following the completion of a five year contract by Siemens.

The contract also includes a full service across the agreed emergency, urgent and non-urgent fault category regarding response and repair times, and a re-measurable fully-encompassing Schedule of Rates for equipment supply, installation and civil engineering works and rate options for traffic signal design services.

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 principal objectives of the contract are to maintain the equipment in a fault-free condition, and to respond to, and rectify, any fault condition which may arise on the equipment promptly and within the time scales prescribed. Siemens will also carry out routine maintenance inspections and lamp changes at the appropriate intervals to check they adhere to current standards. In addition, the aim is to provide an enhanced service to the stakeholders within the contract area, by a gradual but continuous improvement in the reliability of the equipment on street.

Thinking Cities
By Thinking Cities August 12, 2015 12:54