The Environment Agency is to change the way it will manage its flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCERM) capital programme.
From January next year, it will begin the procurement of new commercial arrangements, which will come into place in early 2019.
Under the new arrangements, a significant proportion of the capital programme will be delivered through a Collaborative Delivery Framework, which it anticipates will be made up of six Collaborative Delivery Teams, which will be aligned with current Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and Environment Agency Area boundaries.
The Agency said these integrated supplier and Environment Agency teams will work together to optimise the annual programme and determine the most effective, efficient and sustainable approaches to appraise, design, and deliver a range of new and refurbishment works on FCERM schemes
A spokeswoman said: “These new arrangements, which will come into place early 2019, will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of capital project delivery and asset management so we can all support more communities, as well as ensure even more valuable supplier input to incident management.”
It is hosting two supplier events to share further details on the new commercial arrangements.
The first event will be on 23 November in northern England and the second event will be on 13 December in southern England (exact locations TBC). More details will be available soon. If you’re interested in attending register your interest via firstname.lastname@example.org