The Environment Agency has gone out to tender with a contract for a programme of capital investment and improvement works for flood defence assets to replace the current national Water and Environment Management Frameworks worth an estimated £1.5 billion.
The Agency is looking to appoint consultants and contractors to a new Collaborative Delivery Framework – BAM Nuttall, Galliford Try, Jackson, JN Bentley, Van Oord and Volker Stevin are among contractors on the existing framework.
The contract is being tendered in two Lots for Professional Services and Programme Delivery respectively. Both lots will be split into 6 geographical areas and will operate within local collaborative delivery teams. Tenderers will only be permitted to win a maximum of 2 geographical areas.
The consultants’ role under Professional Services includes:
Appraisal and design of capital works for fixed and active assets
Asset structural condition inspections and structural intrusive surveys
Design and consultancy services
Project appraisal services
Engineering surveys and other investigations
Environmental and engineering design of works
Design of compensatory habitat creation schemes
Incident management support
Supply chain management
Development of the forward programme beyond the framework duration.
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