United Utilities £14bn 10-year works programme


A major water supplier is seeking project partners ahead of a £14 billion works programme spanning a decade.  

United Utilities (UU) has called for firms to register their interest in delivery of a variety of major works spanning the next 10 years. 

A Prior Information Notice published by UU this week outlines its next two five-year Asset Management Periods (AMP) – or its AMP8 and AMP9 Capital Programmes. 

These capital programmes will be “significantly larger” than previous AMP periods, said UU, with an indicative programme value of £7 billion. 

“Spend on future AMP’s is expected to continue at these levels and potentially increase further”, said UU.  

The first capital programme, AMP8, will run from April 2025 to March 2030. 

UU will publish Calls for Competition to secure a range of supply chain partners for the delivery of both AMP8 and AMP9 capital programmes. 

To support its Delivery Strategy, UU is seeking long-term partners over several procurement activities which will take place over the next 18 months, to meet the needs of the business. 

Upcoming procurements 

  • PRO004685: Services Framework – Strategic Solution Identification Partnership  
  • PRO004683: Works Framework – Capital Delivery Partners 
  • PRO004736: Works Framework – Build Only 
  • PRO004725: Works Framework – Rainwater Management Solutions  
  • Design Development Partner  
  • Specialist Modelling  
  • Commercial PMO and Estimating 

Procurement events for the supply of goods for AMP8 will start later this year. 

What is AMP? 

The purpose of AMP periods, set by industry regulator Ofwat, is to increase efficiency and service levels within the sector. 

In AMP8, water suppliers are facing both environmental and regulatory challenges, including Net Zero by 2030, reducing sewage spills, and to mitigate the effects of climate change.  

A launch event will take place on 29 June.  

To register your interest in the procurement and/or the launch event, please email: AMP8Procurements@uuplc.co.uk 

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