Firms wanted for major wastewater framework


Southern Water Services (SWS) is putting £466 million into AMP8, expecting it to be the largest investment programme ever undertaken. 

Sewer works.

SWS is seeking network service providers to help develop new approaches to maintaining and managing wastewater networks across South East England. 

The chosen firm(s) will deliver reactive and planned services across a five-year scheme, open to an extension of four years.

Inside the framework

The work involves four lots

  • Lot one, Operate & Maintenance: worth £272 million and includes investigating sewerage-related customer contacts, maintaining sewer collection networks, and installing patch sewer liners.
  • Lot two, Civils & Rehab: worth £120 million and includes planning new and repairing existing sewer networks. 
  • Lot three, Manhole maintenance: worth £26 million and includes repairing and replacing manholes in the SWS network, excluding the Isle of Wight. 
  • Lot four, Lining: worth £48 million and includes rehabilitating sewer networks primarily in Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight. 

Firms will use the SWS smart network throughout the scheme, which has more than 23,000 sensors installed in the company’s sewer network, along with 1,000 duration monitors

The tendering process 

Interested providers will be subject to a procurement exercise they must complete by 28 July. 

SWS will then invite chosen firms to bid for the framework on 6 October, according to Construction Enquirer

More details about the submission and procurement process can be found on the Southern Water sourcing portal.

SWS was approached for further information. 

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