Northern Ireland Water has begun its search for partners on a £1.68bn capital investment programme.
The eight-year framework will cover the end of PC15 – the current investment period that runs to March 2021 – and PC21, which runs from April 2021 to March 2027.
The framework has a total value of £1.68bn and is split into three lots.
- Lot one covers water and sewerage infrastructure works and has a value of up to £240m.
- Lot two involves non-infrastructure water and sewerage works, also totalling up to £240m.
- Lot three covers water and sewerage infrastructure and non-infrastructure works, and has a value of up to £1.2bn.
The maximum value of individual jobs awarded in lots one and two is expected to be £1m, with lot three works to be worth up to £10m.
Northern Ireland Water is holding an engagement day for potential bidders on 23 March in Belfast, with a call for bids expected to go out on 9 April.