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United Utilities reveals successful AMP6 bidders

United Utilities has announced the successful bidders for its AMP6 framework.

The contracts cover construction and engineering services for the next capital investment period (2015 to 2020).

The framework, which could be extended to 2026, is split into two categories: construction delivery partners and engineering services partners.

The successful bidders for the construction delivery partners role, who will assist with the design and build of major construction projects, are:

  • MMB (Mott MacDonald and Bentley).
  • C2V+ (CH2M Hill and VolkerStevin).
  • Advance (Balfour Beatty and MWH).
  • LiMA (Laing O’Rourke and Imtech, with support from Atkins).

The utility has picked just one engineering services partner, Jacobs UK, who will provide engineering consultancy services across the entire business.

Steven Fraser, United Utilities managing director, commented: “Today’s announcement is the result of a lengthy, robust and rigorous selection process and we’re confident that these are the right partners to help deliver real improvements for our customers and the environment during AMP6 and beyond.”

The utility estimates the construction delivery work will be worth around £3bn, with the engineering services role valued at £240M. However, the total value of the contracts is dependent on the outcome of United Utilities’ price review submission. It has submitted its revised business plan for the period 2015-2020 to Ofwat and the regulator’s final determination is expected to be published in December 2014.

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