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Yorkshire Water to engage with supply chain at special event

We will be hosting a supply chain event to highlight opportunities within our the supply chain from 2020 onwards at Unity Works in Wakefield on Thursday 27 April 2017. 

With an anticipated spend across the partnering arrangements in the five years from 2020 of circa £1.5bn, our supply chain arrangements are likely to include: 

- Strategic planning partner
- 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) 

The first phase of this procurement is now underway with a notice published around 5 April 2017 for a Strategic Planning Partner with expression of interest closing on 5 May 2017.

Andy Clark, Head of Procurement & Contract Management said: “We have always sought to develop relationships with contractors and consultants that support delivery of benefits to customers, wider stakeholders and the environment. So, 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.

“As well as being efficient, services must be resilient in the long term and provide multiple benefits to the customers and communities we serve. How we work with service partners is vital in delivering the services customers want, in the way that meets expectations at a price that customers believe is fair.” 

Supply chain partners will need to demonstrate the highest standards of process safety required in a high hazard industry. Health and safety in operation must start in design, and we intend to continue the momentum to ensure that safety and sustainability is embedded within every asset intervention. 
We're also  looking to engage a Strategic Planning Partner (SPP) to work closely with our in-house Strategic Planning function to support the creation of both short and longer term investment plans. 

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 YW’s use of standard products and solutions, off site construction and modular build.” 

To secure your place at the event, please book via Please state your name, organisation, a contact number and the same information for any colleague who may also wish to attend with you. 

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