Yorkshire Water tenders £800m clean water contract
Yorkshire Water is tendering five new lots as part of a £800 million clean water reactive R&M contract which it says will help transform its processes and lead to a greater customer experience.
The eight-year deal will commence from April next year and will drive several Ofwat performance commitments. The tender will cover a range of services including reactive repairs, metering and new connections.
Yorkshire Water is placing extra emphasis on innovation to maintain its position as an industry leader with a whole separate lot, the 'clean R&M innovation marketplace' being planned. This is designed to complement the company’s existing innovation programme and provide a procurement route to scale up market-ready new technologies.
This innovation focused lot will be used to run mini-competitions in the coming years designed to stimulate the marketplace and bring in new entrants, as well as providing a procurement route to rapidly scale and roll out solutions. The five lots are:
Lot 1 - an urgent rapid response service focused on mains bursts
Lot 2 - a planned reactive service focused heavily on proactive leakage repairs
Lot 3 - a bespoke service for new connections
Lot 4 - a metering service covering both domestic and non-domestic work
Lot 5 - an innovation marketplace to be used to procure new, innovative approaches to delivery of R&M services.
Yorkshire Water director of water service delivery, Neil Dewis, said: "This is a significant investment in our water network aimed at reducing leakage and improving our customer experience - we want to create a smart network that delivers.
"I am excited to see the new and innovative ideas that these companies will bring to the table, as well as building on the great experience we provide today."
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