July 1, 2019

Major construction and engineering project for the South East to invite tenders

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£2.6 billion of construction and engineer projects will soon be available for tender, following the release of outline details by Thames Water.

The project is part of the water company’s next AMP7 spending programme and a bidders’ day, due to be held in July, will provide further details to interested parties, in advance of formal invitations to tender for various lots during the next 12 months.

Thames Water has pledged to carry out the multibillion pound improvement works between 2020 and 2025.

Their proposals, which will need to be rubber-stamped by the regulator, Ofwat, include two major sewage treatment works projects in Guildford and at Mogden in Isleworth, costing a total of around £180 million.

The proposed spending breakdown includes:

  • Non-Infrastructure works in North and South London costing between £600million and £700million and a £350million – £450million project for Thames Valley
  • Infrastructure works in South London costing between £325million and £375million; a North London project worth £350million -£400million and at Thames Valley valued at between £175million and£225million
  • Four tender lots for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Contracts (CMEC)
  • Non-Infrastructure Civils; Infrastructure Civils; Mechanical and Electrical Works; Minor Civil Works
  • New sewage treatment works at Guildford sewage treatment work estimated at £60million -£70million
  • Upgrade of Mogden Sewage Treatment Works estimated at £80million-£130million

Adam Davis, a Partner with Palmers who specialises in construction law, said: “This announcement is very positive news for the construction industry and the fact that it is happening in our region will hopefully provide a fantastic opportunity for local construction and engineering sub-contractors.

“Our experience in working with the construction and engineering sector means we are ideally placed to provide independent, practical advice to help firms with their contracts and tender submissions.”

For help and support on contract submissions and project delivery compliance, please contact Palmers specialist construction team.

Further details of the bidders’ event can be obtained by emailing Thames Water’s procurement department at: procurement.support.centre@thameswater.co.uk.