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Anglian Water Business appointed to £960 million retail water framework for English public sector
Anglian Water Business (AWB) has been appointed to the new £960 million Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework to provide retail water and wastewater services to the public sector in England.
The appointment builds on AWB’s proven track record in England and Scotland of delivering excellent results working in partnership with many key public sector organisations. This includes more than 200 public sector organisations (15,000 sites) in Scotland following AWB winning the Scottish Government contract in 2015.
The new CCS Framework for England aims to help the English public sector save more than £20 million over the next four years. It will enable more efficient and cost-effective procurement of water and wastewater billing and efficiency services for all kinds of public sector organisations including central government, local authorities, schools, colleges and universities, NHS Trusts, blue light services, museums and housing associations.
AWB has been appointed to all three lots of the Framework, which is due to run for four years, including a one year extension. The company will be able to bid for work in all three value bands covered by the lots, enabling it to roll out the service and water efficiency-led value proposition that has helped the Scottish public sector to make significant savings.
The new framework brings together a number of existing public sector procurement vehicles from across the country, including YPO, The Energy Consortium, ESPO, NEPO and West Mercia Energy to create a single national framework for water services. Only providers like AWB that have been appointed to the framework will be able to bid for new projects and contracts.
Bob Wilson, the managing director of AWB comments: “Many years of working with the public sector in the Anglian region and one year into our Scottish Government contract as the sole water and waste water provider to the Scottish public sector, have allowed us to build an established track record of working proactively with public sector organisations to help them reduce consumption and save money.
“That experience has helped us to win a place on all three lots of the new CCS Water Framework and I am confident it will also enable us to bid successfully for individual contracts over the next four years, delivering value for public sector organisations and their service users, helping them to save money and achieve their environmental goals.”