The Environment Agency has extended by two years its National Engineering and Environmental Consultancy Agreement frameworks, which were worth £54M in 2008/9.
The consultancy framework is one of the largest in the public sector and supports the Environment Agency’s national flood and coastal risk management and water resources capital works programmes.
Expenditure through the framework was: £44M in 2006/2007, £40M in 2007/2008 and £54M in 2008/2009.
The six consultants to benefit are:
- Atkins Ltd,
- Black & Veatch Ltd,
- Halcrow Group Ltd,
- Haskoning UK Ltd,
- Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd
- Ove Arup & Partners Ltd.
Frameworks support any aspect of the project cycle, from project identification, option appraisal through detailed design and contract documentation, contract supervision and post project appraisals.
The framework agreement has been extended to October 2011 to support the Environment Agency’s Engineering Procurement Strategy, which itself will be reviewed later this year. The emphasis of the agreement remains on value for money, programme management, health and safety and sustainable design within a competitive environment.