33 firms secure spots on £3.6bn Northumbrian Water framework.

Northumbrian Water has completed its AMP8 framework procurement, appointing 33 new partners to assist in delivering its £3.6bn AMP8 capital investment program.

The appointments have created brand-new opportunities for many construction and engineering contractors, particularly those within the water company’s operating areas. This aligns with Northumbrian Water’s commitment to spend 60 pence per pound with regional suppliers.

The innovative procurement approach also welcomed 11 new entrants into the water sector, providing mentorship and guidance to build capacity in an industry experiencing significant investment growth.

The new partners have been appointed to 11 procurement lots, working across Northumbrian Water and Essex & Suffolk Water operating areas.

They will collaborate with the company’s in-house Integrated Delivery Services (IDS) team, delivering lean and agile short-term schemes.The estimated value of the lots ranges from £0-£5m to £20m-£40m per annum.

Earlier this year, Northumbrian Water announced its largest-ever contractual commitment, appointing seven new partners and adding to five companies appointed in 2023, creating the Living Water Enterprise (LWE).

The LWE is central to the company’s plan for transformational investment and change, delivering long-cycle and higher complexity programs.

Monisha Gower, Assets Director at Northumbrian Water Group, said: “AMP8 and beyond represent a huge challenge for us, as they do the whole water industry. We are nearly tripling our investment programme and this requires a significant increase in delivery capacity at a time when the rest of the sector, and construction as a whole are also preparing to ramp up activity.

“So, we needed to build capacity when demand for supply chain partners is at an all-time high. That’s why we’ve moved quickly and worked innovatively in our procurement, to make sure we get the right partners on board, with time to prepare for delivery.

“The ecosystem we have built provides a lean and agile delivery community that will play a fundamental role as we scale for AMP8.

“These appointments represent a significant milestone for us. Our delivery ecosystem is now fully populated with supply chain partners and we can begin planning for execution of our AMP8 programme in earnest .

Source :Northumbrian Water

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.