Facts at a glance:
- Long term contract – 4 years + 4 year extension
- Entire Yorkshire Water Region
- Capital works – clean and wastewater
- Contract starts 1st April 2020 (preparation commences 1st January 2020)
- Framework Lead: Alan Phillips (Interim)
Network Plus based in Salford has been awarded a new four year capital works contract for ‘customer focussed’ infrastructure activities with Yorkshire Water.
The scope of work will include clean and wastewater capital projects such as construction, renewal, replacement and refurbishment of clean water and wastewater networks on below ground assets. Work activities will be customer facing typically in public highways and on 3rd party land. Examples of the types of projects include lead pipe replacement, proactive deep digs and repairs, street furniture (replacement of ironwork), DMA meter installations and planned work to prevent sewer flooding.
The contract will commence 1st April 2020 and will cover the entire footprint. Network Plus will be one of six contractors working together in a collaborative manner, to share resources and combine activities – agreeing to self-allocate workloads to the contractor best placed to deliver. Examples of how we will collaborate will include sharing and agreeing core suppliers and designing processes to speed up the end to end cycle and move projects from inception to delivery in an efficient manner. The collaborative working will cover all areas of planning, design and construction phases of the new Framework.
Alan Phillips, Interim Framework Lead said “This is a brand new client, so we are delighted to win this major long-term framework. In the new year we will have more information on the capital programme, types of workstream activities and locations. This will help us to flex the right resources across Yorkshire”.
“In addition to health and safety, service and innovation, the big focus is on collaborative working with other contractors; this is where Yorkshire Water expect to drive maximum value”.