Yorkshire Water is on the lookout for firms to join a multi-supplier framework for a £1bn programme of civils and building work.
The programme is split into two frameworks – a “complex civils” framework and a “minor framework”.
The ‘minor framework’ has two lots covering minor civil and building works and specialist activities for water retaining structures. The frameworks will cover the period 2020-2025, with the possibility of a three-year extension.
For the complex civils framework, companies will be able to bid for up to £750m worth of work, with the minor civils work lot one accounting for £250m and lot two £40m.
Carly Gilley, procurement at Yorkshire Water, said: “The aim of the frameworks is to deliver a commercial approach that incentivises safe, sustainable solutions to deliver maximum level of service improvement through a culture that ensures collaboration and benefits for all.”
Applicants will need to demonstrate how they can support “The Capitals” concept, which is an innovative business philosophy adopted by Yorkshire Water looking at all projects from six key perspectives – financial, manufacturing, natural, social, human and intellectual capital.
Companies bidding for the complex civils framework will need to demonstrate a track record in civil and structural engineering design, construction and refurbishment works associated with selected above or below ground assets on operational treatment, collection or distribution facilities including process treatment and water retaining structures.
Lot 1 of the minor civil and building work framework is associated with above or below ground assets on operational treatment, collection or distribution facilities involving structures.
“Minor” work would generally, but not exclusively, be considered as the construction of structures below two meters in height, excavation to depths not exceeding 1.2m and repairs/modifications to existing structures where access is feasible from simple fixed or mobile scaffolding platforms.
Lot 2 of the framework will cover works associated with selected above or below ground assets on operational treatment, collection or distribution facilities involving structures as one-off projects. The services to include refurbishment / repairs / waterproofing of clean – potable – water and wastewater retaining structures including reservoirs.
The deadline to express an interest is set for September 10, and should be made to Carly Gilly at Carly.Gilley@yorkshirewater.co.uk