Working in Partnership: DBFO in the UK



Working in Partnership: DBFO in the UK

Authors

NICHOLSON S, Highways Agency, UK

Description

This paper explains how DBFO (Design Build Finance and Operate) has developed as an option for procuring a highway management service for trunk roads in the United Kingdom (principally relating to the experience in England but much of what follows applies

Abstract

This paper explains how DBFO (Design Build Finance and Operate) has developed as an option for procuring a highway management service for trunk roads in the United Kingdom (principally relating to the experience in England but much of what follows applies to projects now being taken forward in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Three main areas are examined. Starting with the Private Finance Initiative as the primary stimulus for the development of the policy which followed, and the development of this DBFO policy. The procurement process is then described before finally moving on to provide an outline o(the contracts awarded to date together and lessons learnt.

Publisher

Association for European Transport