Yorkshire Water has begun the search for partners for a £1.1bn alliance to deliver the next asset management plan.
The Yorkshire Alliance, which is worth up to £1.1bn over 11 years, will provide works on reservoirs, raw water inlets, water treatment works, wastewater treatment works and outlets from next year.
The Bradford-headquartered utility company is inviting expressions of interest from potential partners that must be able to optimise existing assets, and deliver new solutions. Partners must have proven expert design and construction capability.
Yorkshire Water head of procurement and contract management Andy Clark said: “We have always sought to develop relationships with contractors and consultants that support delivery of benefits to customers, wider stakeholders and the environment.
“So, to address the diverse range of risks within the asset base we are looking to engage widely with a supply chain that is agile and able to respond to the level of change required to meet future needs.
“As well as being efficient, services must be resilient in the long term and provide multiple benefits to the customers and communities we serve.
“How we work with service partners is vital in delivering the services customers want, in a way that meets expectations at a price that customers believe is fair”.
The partners must also have high safety standards and support the development and delivery of low carbon solutions.
Clark added: “Innovation is a key driving force, allowing delivery of more while keeping costs down and helping meet the challenges of climate change, population growth and economic pressures.
“Future supply chain partners will also need to support the delivery of low carbon solutions and enhance Yorkshire Water’s use of standard products and solutions, off site construction and modular build.”
The work will involve inspection, replacement, renovation, upgrade or new builds for whole or part of the treatment processes and associated ancillary assets, process monitoring, instrumentation, control and automation.
A briefing will be held in Leeds on 19 March. Bookings can be made by emailing Yorkshire Water with your name, organisation, contact number and contact email address.