£8bn race starts for Northumbrian Water AMP8 deal

Aaron Morby 11 months ago
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Northumbrian Water has fired the starting gun on the race for places on its mega framework for the AMP8 investment cycle.

The water company, which also operates in the south east in Suffolk and Essex, aims to reshape the way it delivers capital investment.

With a plan to spend around £8bn over a seven-year period, it has drawn up a more collaborative module of delivery that reflects long and short cycle works.

Northumbrian is joining the shift towards an embedded client collaboration model, based on an ‘enterprise’ approach involving shared a vision and values with contractors and joint incentivisation.

It also is using the procurement race to create new capacity in the water industry and support market entrants.

With this in mind a specific multi-discliplinary civil engineering lot for each of its two main territories is being included to open the door to firms with no previous water sector experience.

The two main delivery routes will see a select group of contractors working in integrated client teams delivering major design and build contracts under what will be known as Living Water Enterprise lots.

There will also be a wider selection of firms supporting the programme across lower-value projects, under a category of wider ecosystem lots.

Framework Agreement lots


Living Water Enterprise Lots

– Lot A – Infrastructure (North East) – value £2.5bn

– Lot B – Treatment (North East) – value £2bn

– Lot C – Treatment (Essex & Suffolk) – value £1bn


Wider Ecosystem Lots

– Lot A – Infrastructure Civil Engineering (North East) – £1bn

o Sub lot 1 – £0-£2.5m

o Sub lot 2 – £0-£5m

– Lot B – Treatment and Civils (North East) – £1bn

o Sub lot 1 – £0-£2.5m

o Sub lot 2 – £0-£5m

– Lot C – Treatment and Civils (Essex & Suffolk) – £360m

o Sub lot 1 – £0-£2.5m

o Sub lot 2 – £0-£5m

– Lot D – Demolition and Associated Services (North East)  – £30m

– Lot E – Demolition and Associated Services (Essex & Suffolk) – £30m

– Lot F – Multi-Disciplinary Civil Engineering – Non-Water Experience (North East) – £300m

– Lot G – Multi-Disciplinary Civil Engineering – Non-Water Experience (Essex & Suffolk) – £200m

– Lot H – Civil and Environmental Engineering (North East and Essex & Suffolk)  – £60m

Firms bidding for any of the three main Living Water Enterprise (LWE) lots will be restricted from bidding for the Wider Ecosystem lots.

Firms have until 11 August to submit prequals with shortlisted contractors then invited to bid on 11 September.


Expression of interest by 4 August to [email protected].

Include details of:
1) Full company name,

2) Confirm interest in Enterprise Lots OR Wider Ecosystem Lots,

2) Main contact details of the person who will be given access to the Ariba portal – Name, job title, email address and telephone number.

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