June 2015 - CEDR Research Fund for PrIME
In December 2014 a trans-national research programme was launched by the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) on the topic of Asset Management & Maintenance. CEDR is an organisation which brings together the road directors of 25 European countries. PrIME researchers prepared and submitted a proposal in cooperation with DELTARES (The Netherlands), RAMBOLL (Finland), University of Bath (UK), and Durth Roos Consulting (Germany). In June 2015 their research project “Best Practice Guidelines for Maintenance Procurement” was awarded funding for a two-year research project bringing together the extensive, but yet scattered procurement knowledge and experiences at National Road Agencies and developing a number of hands-on tools and step-by-step guidance for procuring road maintenance.