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Welsh Water seeks contractors

Dyr Cymru Welsh Water has started the procurement process to find framework consultants and contractors to deliver its next asset management programme AMP6.

The company earlier this month published a notice in the ­Official Journal of the ­European Union inviting what it calls “Capital Delivery Alliance Partner entities” to submit tenders for up to £1.5bn of work.

The company is looking for four delivery partners to provide a range of consultancy and construction services; including feasibility analysis, modelling; detailed design; construction planning and project management; civil, electrical and process engineering.

The company says each delivery partner “entity” should be made up of a maximum of two parties - one to lead on the consultancy aspects of the programme and one on construction - although it will also consider applications from individual companies that are capable of offering both consultancy and construction services.

Dyr Cymru Welsh Water says it will work collaboratively with the four delivery partners through an alliance agreement, using a risk/reward mechanism for payment.

The initial duration of the framework agreement will be six years, with an option to extend it by an additional five years.

The company estimates the total value of the initial six year contract to be between £600M and £700M, rising to around £1.5bn with the five year extension.

The closing date for tenders is 13 September.

United Utilities and Severn Trent updates

Twelve suppliers have pre-qualified for United Utilities’ construction delivery partner framework agreement for its £3.5bn AMP6 programme. They are:

  • Balfour Beatty/MWH
  • Black & Veatch/Farrans
  • Carillion
  • Costain
  • Enterprise/Jacobs
  • Galliford Try/Aecom
  • Kier/Veolia
  • Laing O’Rourke/Atkins/Imtech
  • Murphy/Interserve
  • Mott MacDonald Bentley
  • Nomenca/Barhale
  • Volker Stevin/CH2M Hill

The company last week closed its call for companies to prequalify for the role of engineering services partner for the next 12 years.
It is also looking to appoint up to three companies or consortiums to the framework.

Severn Trent
Severn Trent Water has appointed Atkins, MWH and Jacobs on a new engineering consultancy framework to support the feasibility stages of its upcoming investment programme.
The contracts started this month, and are initially for 10 years, with an estimated value of between £8M and £25M a year.

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