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Yorkshire Water to engage with supply chain at Yorkshire Alliance Launch

Yorkshire Water is to host a supply chain event to highlight opportunities within its Yorkshire Alliance from 2019 onwards at Shine in Leeds on Monday, 19 March 2018.

With an anticipated spend in the Yorkshire Alliance for a maximum period 11 years from 2019 of circa £1.1bn, the range of skills required will be (not limited to) :

• Reservoirs

• Raw water inlets

• Water treatment works

• Wastewater treatment works

• Outlets

The Yorkshire Alliance partners must have the ability to:

• Ensure that safety and sustainability is in-built into every asset. Health and safety in operation must start in design.

• Demonstrate the highest standards of process safety required in a high hazard industry.

• Work closely with Yorkshire Water’s in-house functions and other contract partners to address the level of change required to meet future needs.

• Explore and develop ways to optimise existing, and deliver innovative new assets.

• Have expert design and construction capability that is proven across a wide range of high performing infrastructure sector clients.

• Support the development and delivery of low carbon solutions.

• Enhance Yorkshire Water’s use of standard products and solutions, off site construction and modular build.

The procurement of this Yorkshire Alliance is now underway with a Notice published around 1 March 2018 with expression of interest closing on 2 April 2018.

Andy Clark, Head of Procurement & Contract Management at Yorkshire Water 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.”

Yorkshire Water has stated that Yorkshire Alliance 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 Yorkshire Water intends to continue the momentum to ensure that safety and sustainability is embedded within every asset intervention.

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

A briefing will be held on Monday 19th March 2018. To secure your place at the event, bookings can be made at AMP7supplychain@yorkshirewater.co.uk.

Please state your name, organisation, a contact number and a contact email address. Places will be limited so early registration is essential.

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