Yorkshire Water AMP7 Supply Chain Event will highlight opportunities within its supply chain from 2020 onwards at Unity Works in Wakefield, on Thursday 27th April 2017.
Andy Clark, Head of Procurement & Contract Management at Yorkshire Water says the meeting fits with an overall strategy aiming to “address the diverse range of risks within the asset base we are looking to engage widely with a supply chain that is agile and able to respond to the level of change required to meet future needs.”
With an anticipated spend of circa £1.5bn in the years 2020-2025, Yorkshire Water's will lay out plans and ideas regarding:
- The search for a strategic planning partner (SPP)
- Infrastructure frameworks (water / wastewater) (reactive/proactive)
- Non infrastructure alliance
- Enhanced Direct Delivery
- Assurance support
- Alternative models (including direct and bespoke procurement and design, build and operate)
Yorkshire Water will go into further details on what is expected from their existing and future suppliers who will need to demonstrate the highest standards of process safety required in a high hazard industry. The team will continue the momentum to ensure health and safety (H&S) is taking very seriously within the business at all times.
The firm is also looking to engage an SPP to work closely with its in-house Strategic Planning function to support the creation of both short and longer term investment plans.
Expressions of interest to be considered for the first phase of the tender can be sent to Yorkshire water procurement team until 5th May 2017.
Andy Clark added: “Innovation is a key driving force, allowing delivery of more while keeping costs down and helping meet the challenges of climate change, population growth and economic pressures. Future supply chain partners will also need to support the development and delivery of low carbon solutions and enhance Yorkshire Water's use of standard products and solutions, off site construction and modular build.”
To secure a place at the event, bookings can be made at AMP7supplychain@yorkshirewater.co.uk stating name, organisation, a contact number and the same information for any colleague who may also wish to attend.
Yorkshire Water have led multiple research projects over the past few years with a view to understand their customers and the Yorkshire region short and long-term needs. They have subsequently published a business plan for the next 25 years on their website and laid out the main objectives which they will be working towards to meet customers expectations whilst keeping the Yorkshire region environment at heart.
Between 2015 and 2020 Yorkshire Water are planning to spend £3.8 billion across the Yorkshire region to deliver better water and sewerage services. Yorkshire Water online Blueprint promise outlines the company's key commitments, challenges and goals over the next five years. Here are some examples of what they hope to achieve by 2020:
• Reduce leakage by 10 million litres a day
• Restore 379km of our river environment to good ecological status in parts of the Aire, Swale, Derwent, Don and Rother
• Enhance drinking water quality at five of our treatment works serving people of Scarborough, Selby and Sheffield
• Maintain resilience and upgrade our sewer network to meet the needs of a growing population
• Continue to provide great customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
• Continue to help our most vulnerable customers and promote ways for households and business customers to reduce their bills
• Reduce our energy consumption through renewable energy generation and efficiency activities
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