Yorkshire Water has issued contract notices for two major framework deals, one for complex schemes and one for more minor works. The two contracts will aim to deliver £1.5 billion of water and wastewater asset investment over the next 10 years, ensuring continued service to customers and protection of the environment, reports The Construction Index.
The firm is also looking to procure an alliance to build its stormwater programme, worth around £1.3 billion over the next 10 years to reduce sewage overflows into watercourses.
The chosen contractors will provide expertise, guidance, support and resources in the design, planning, management, and delivery of assets. This will include new assets, renewals, modifications, maintenance, and refurbishment works.
Andy Clark, Head of Commercial Services at Yorkshire Water, said: “We are currently working with customers, stakeholders and regulators to finalise programmes of work to be included in the AMP8 period, which will form part of our largest-ever environmental investment programme.
“We want to really challenge ourselves as we look to the future of our delivery plan, recognising the need to evolve our processes and how we do business, to deliver the best possible value for our customers in these challenging times.
“We are looking to hear from organisations with the expertise to deliver our ambitious goals over the AMP8 period and beyond.”
Asset Management Period 8 (AMP8) begins on 1 April 2025 and aims to transform the water industry’s commitments towards climate change and customer expectations on service, society and the environment. It is the eighth asset management period for the water industry since its privatisation in 1989.
Rachael Fox, Head of Programme Delivery, added: “We want to build sustainable, long-term relationships with our partners, with a view to collaboratively delivering our £3bn capital programme successfully and continuing into AMP9.”
Interested parties can attend a supplier briefing hosted by Yorkshire Water in Bradford on Monday 5th June 2023 for the £1.5 billion Non-Infrastructure Framework and £1.3 billion Stormwater Alliance.
Yorkshire Water will then launch both bid races on 26 June with awards planned by July 2024.