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GPL Secures Framework with United Utilities

UU LogoGPL have secured their share of a 10 year framework with United Utilities.

United Utilities have a requirement to create a ‘joined up’ process for Asset Performance in relation to maintenance, repair, refurbishment and replacement services for mechanical, electrical, civil engineering, building works, instrumentation, onsite services, off site fabrication and reinstatement type works, that is effective, responsive and fit for purpose.

Utilising innovation and delivered through a range of local, regional and national contractors with agreed service level agreements (SLA’s), visible performance reporting and effective post contract management controls.

GPL went through a vigorous tendering process for the following category;

Category A Framework Agreements – Reactive and agile type works instructions with an approximate value between£100 to £50,000 per transaction.

United Utilities were seeking to award Framework agreements to a number of Applicants who can provide Maintenance, Repair, Refurbishment & Replacement services for all or some of the following Works Streams:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Civil Engineering
  • Building
  • Headwork’s
  • Instrumentation
  • On Site Services
  • Off Site Services
  • Reinstatement Works

The following are just some of the requirements that this framework is expected to deliver;

  • Delivery of a cost effective service and benefits.
  • Secure a service provider with best in class capability.
  • Regular Performance Monitoring.
  • Enhanced Health & Safety / SHEQ compliance.
  • Lean process’s embedded.
  • Advancement in relation to category management, supplier relationship management and delivering a performance culture.

The Framework Agreement commenced in April 2013. It is anticipated that the Framework Agreement shall be awarded for a three year period with further additional options to extend, subject to commercial and technical performance reviews, in one and two year increments up to a maximum of 10 years. GPL have already undertaken a number of category A contracts with success.

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