We’re interested in both supply and demand side solutions where they provide a more efficient or effective way to achieve our company objectives and targets. This could encompass water resource solutions, including water trades, and leakage or demand management technology or services.
To make it easier for companies to understand how they can work with us to provide these services, the following sections of our webpage set out our objectives around water resources generally. The sections on Water Supply, Leakage and Demand Management also highlight specific areas which may benefit from a third-party solution. This insight is in addition to Ofwat’s requirements around published market information.
View this on our Water Resources Market Information page.
This page also provides detail on how to offer one of these solutions, how your bid will be received and managed and what to expect from us as your bid progresses.
As advocates of markets, we are currently reviewing our approach and the content shared with the market. If you have feedback, or there is additional information that you believe would enable third parties to better support us, please let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Resource Planning
All water companies have a statutory duty to produce water resource management plans and drought plans, which set out how we will manage our water supplies over the long term and during extreme dry weather events. These plans are revised every five years. Yorkshire Water is also part of the Water Resources North regional group. We are working with Northumbrian Water, Hartlepool Water and other sectors with an interest in water resources in Yorkshire and the North East of England to produce our first regional water resources plan. At the same time, we will be revising our Water Resource Management Plan and Drought Plan.
Further information on water resource planning can be found here. Over the next few years we will be consulting customers and stakeholder to understand their views on managing water resources in our region. We will be reviewing growth and risks that could impact on our water supply and demand in the future. It’s possible we may identify new risks on a company or regional scale, and this could drive additional investment in supply or demand solutions.
Our water resource planning webpage will be updated with information on all three plans as we develop them. Any bids we receive will be considered alongside our in-house options for meeting future water resource planning objectives. We will be carrying out an options appraisal for our Water Resource Management Plan 2024 and consulting on our plan in 2022. We will consider any bids submitted in time to include in our options appraisal.
Making a bid
For third parties that believe they have an efficient solution which could contribute to our company goals for water resources, you can get in touch with us by submitting a bid.
To get started, we’ll need some basic information from you about the solution proposed which you should submit via the applicable Bidding Form to email@example.com (see Document Library below). In completing a bid submission form, we ask bidders to provide as much information as is available to them. We understand that bidders will not necessarily have all the information requested and we will base our evaluation on the information that is available. If a solution looks as though it may be feasible and an alternative/improved option we will, wherever practical, work with the bidder to collect further information.
Detail of the procurement process following submission of a bid is provided in our Bid Assessment Framework, above.
Bids through this route will be received for a water resource, demand management or leakage reduction solutions. Please do not submit proposals outside the scope of the bidding market as they will not be reviewed or passed elsewhere.