Scottish Water picks SMEs for rural contractor framework
Nearly 60 small- to medium-sized (SME) contractors will deliver Scottish Water's new £3.5bn investment programme, the company has announced. The companies, employing 3,200-plus people, form a framework of rural contractors that can be used to support Scottish Water and its construction alliance partners in the delivery of construction and maintenance projects between now and 2021.
Geoff Aitkenhead, executive director, Capital Investment at Scottish Water, said: “These 58 companies are our rural framework contractors, which form the final pieces of the jigsaw as part of the partnering arrangements to deliver our new £3.5 billion, six-year investment programme. They provide us and our alliance partners with a pool of resources to deliver further improvements to water and waste water services in Scotland for the benefit of our customers.
“The vast majority of these small- to medium-sized firms have bases or locations in and around communities. This will provide us with vital local knowledge with skills honed and retained in the community."
The companies were selected following an extensive procurement process, and possess a wide range of skills and roles including pipe fitting, pipe laying, electricians, electrical and mechanical fitters, welders, labourers, water and waste water repair squads. Their knowledge and expertise can be put to good use in supporting projects in the Highlands, Shetland, Orkney, Argyll and Bute, Grampian, Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders, said Scottish Water.
The contractors are:
- Shetland: Tulloch Developments; Coffey Construction; BMU (Scotland); Garriock Bros; Frank L Johnston (Shetland); PSI; RS Merriman; Prime Pumps; Ferrier Pumps; Ness Engineering; Barr & Wray
- Orkney: DS Nicolson; BMU (Scotland); Andrew Sinclair; JGC Engineering; Lanes Group; RS Merriman; PSI; Ferrier Pumps; Prime Pumps
- Western Isles: CalMax Construction; Duncan Mackay & Sons; MacInnes Bros; MacAulay Askernish; Angus Mackay & Sons; AMK Plant & Tipper; UBCIVILS; PSI; ID Systems-Robertson Construction; A&L Mechanical; Ferrier Pumps; Prime Pumps; Barr & Wray; JGC Engineering
- Argyll and Bute: Mackenzie; Global Infrastructure; George Leslie; Morgan Sindall; MacAulay Askernish; McFadyens Contractors (Campbeltown); Corrie Construction; TSL Contractors; Armitage Groundworks; TPT Civil Engineering; Storie (Argyll); John Thomson Construction; Coe Contracts; BMU (Scotland); Lanes Group; MacInnes Bros; Eric Wright Civil Engineering; PSI; ID Systems-Robertson Construction; Argon Engineering; A&L Mechanical; M&N Electrical & Mechanical Services; Aird Walker & Ralston; Ferrier Pumps
- Highland: Morgan Sindall; Pat Munro (Alness); Global Infrastructure; MacAulay Askernish; UBCIVILS; ID Systems-Robertson Construction; Corrie Construction; Coe Contracts; A&W Sinclair; BMU (Scotland); MM Miller; JGC Engineering; Lanes Group; PSI; A&L Mechanical; RS Merriman; Galliford Try; MacInnes Bros; Ferrier Pumps; Prime Pumps
- Grampian: Morgan Sindall; Global Infrastructure; WM Donald; Galliford Try; Clancy; TPT Civil Engineering; Seivwright Brothers; Nicol of Skene; JGC Engineering; Lanes Group; Enisca-CleanTech Civils; Coffey Construction; PSI; ID Systems-Robertson Construction; M&N Electrical & Mechanical Services; A & L Mechanical; Ferrier Pumps; Prime Pumps
- Dumfries and Galloway: Mackenzie; George Leslie; ID Systems-Robertson Construction; Morgan Sindall; TPT; Luce Bay Plant Hire; BMU (Scotland); Innovative Utilities; Chalmers Construction; EEG; Lanes Group; George Leslie; ID Systems; AMD Contract Services; Aird Walker & Ralston; PSI; M&N Electrical & Mechanical Services; Galliford Try; Dustacco; Argon Engineering; A&L Mechanical; Eric Wright Civil Engineering; Ensica-CleanTech Civils; Ferrier Pumps; Prime Pumps; Barr & Wray
- Scottish Borders: ID Systems-Robertson Construction; Mackenzie; George Leslie; Morgan Sindall; TPT Civil Engineering; Davidson Land Services; Luce Bay; Innovative Utilities; BMU (Scotland); EEG; Lanes Group; Crummock (Scotland); Rodger Builders; Aird Walker & Ralston; Galliford Try; PSI; M&N Electrical & Mechanical Services; Dustacco; Argon Engineering; A&L Mechanical; Eric Wright Civil Engineering; Ensica-CleanTech Civils; Ferrier Pumps; Prime Pumps
Scottish Water has implemented a new delivery model for its 2015-21 investment programme, which will see both maintenance and improvements to existing assets. There are three new alliances and Scottish Water's in-house delivery team, Managed Delivery. The three consortia are Caledonia Water Alliance (Morrison US, AECOM), aBV Alliance (Black & Veatch, Byzak); and Efficient Service Delivery (Galliford Try, MWH Treatment and Black & Veatch)
The rural framework contractors will enable smaller firms to support the Alliances and in-house delivery team at a local level by ensuring efficient delivery of improvements to these assets.
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