Supervisory role for TRL
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is to provide support as part of the UK’s new Specialist Professional and Technical Services (SPaTS) framework. The arrangement sees TRL providing road and transport related specialist technical services to Highways England, the Department for Transport and a number of other public sector bodies. TRL will deliver specialist back-up for research and innovation. The four year deal will provide Highways England with technical, commercial and specialist services. TRL is a prime contractor on both Lot 1 (engineering advice, research and innovation) and Lot 6 (post implementation evaluation of schemes, projects, policies and programmes), with support from a specialist supply chain. SPaTS replaces previous T-TEAR, SPSF and PSF procurement frameworks to better support for the £15 billion of capital investment in Highways England’s Roads Improvement Strategy, announced in December 2014.