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Anglian Water opens gates to £9bn AMP6 framework

A £9 billion water infrastructure investment programme has hit the market in the form of Anglian Water’s AMP6 framework.

The five-year asset management period six (AMP6) framework will require ‘several contractors’ and will run from 2015-2020 across a region stretching from Essex to Milton Keynes and up to the river Humber.

Its value is estimated at between £6bn and £9bn.

Anglian Water is expecting to sign contracts by April 2014 for work to start in April 2015, with the exception of metering, which may start later.

The collaborative frameworks to 31 March 2020 will also include an option to extend in the final year to 2030.

Works can include: appraisal/feasibility study, modelling, design, construction, installation, inspection, testing, commissioning, handing over, plant performance control, monitoring and optimisation, maintenance, equipment supply and replacement, refurbishment, repair, major refurbishment, shutdown, overhaul and reinstatement, demolition, dismantling and decommissioning.

An OJEU notice says interested parties “may wish to note” that the current investment programme – AMP5, 2010-2015 – includes capital investment in excess of £2bn.

Contractors in Anglian’s AMP5 framework included Balfour Beatty, Skanska and Barhale.

The water firm said partners will be expected to work together within an alliance-type arrangement for each lot. Anglian says it does not envisage successful bidders forming legal entities, but adds this may be subject to change during the course of bidding.

The lots will be one of four integrated delivery vehicles comprising:

  • Metering;
  • Repair and maintenance (water and wastewater infrastructure capital works);
  • Small capital (water and wastewater infrastructure capital works, and water and wastewater non-infrastructure capital works);
  • Medium capital (water and wastewater infrastructure capital works, and water and wastewater non-infrastructure capital works).

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 28 January 2013.

Contact details are: Anglian Water Services, Supply Chain Management, Thorpe Wood House, Thorpe Wood, PE3 6WT Peterborough, for the attention of Tom Moody. Telephone 01733 414437 or email amp6capitaldelivery@anglianwater.co.uk

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