The water company is seeking up to eight Tier 1 Waste Water Infrastructure Delivery Partners (TDP) for its Q&S IV Capital Investment Programme 2015-21.
The chosen contractors will work for Scottish Water’s Byzak/Black & Veatch (BBV) Waste Water Alliance over the 2015-2021 regulatory period.
An element of the alliances’ programme of work will be delivered by them and the remainder provided through appointed contract partners. Black and Veatch and Byzak are now working with Scottish Water to choose the companies that will work alongside the alliances.
Scottish Water is tendering for the following lots, with between one and three Tier 1 Delivery Partners for each Lot:
Lot 1 - Infrastructure Tier 1 Delivery Partner,
Lot 2 - Sewer Rehabilitation Tier 1 Delivery Partner,
Lot 3 - Electrical and Mechanical Tier 1 Delivery Partner,
Estimated total contract value (ex VAT) across the 3 lots per annum is about £25 million, with an approximated spend of £170 million maximum for the regulatory period 2015-21.
The scope of programme works will include the design and construction of wastewater network assets.
Scottish Water is holding market days across the country to find contractors to act as strategic partners to the two alliances and the water company’s operations teams. The successful firms will become part of a £500m capital maintenance programme over the six years. The marketing events will take place in Shetland, Orkney and Inverness as well as in locations including Dumfries, Stornoway and Pitlochry.
During the first stage of the procurement process two joint ventures for works including upgrades, maintenance and construction of new assets have been appointed by the water company
Apart from the BBV Alliance £340m wastewater infrastructure deal, Scottish Water also has a water infrastructure alliance with Morrison Utility Services and Aecom with a projected £360m spend for the regulatory period of 2015-21.
Lauren Strachan, a procurement specialist at Scottish Water, said the market day conferences focus on various supply chain requirements. She added: “We will provide a timeline for associated procurement activity so local contractors who are interested in taking part in the tender process know what to expect and when.”