In addition to the Galliford Try/Black & Veatch joint venture previously reported, the contractors chosen to share in the asset delivery work are: BMM joint venture (BAM Nuttall, Mott MacDonald), JacksonHyder, JN Bentley/Jeremy Benn Associates, Team Van Oord and the Volker Stevin consortium (Volker Stevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins). They will share an estimated £750m workload over the next four years.
Consultants selected for £48m of mapping and modelling work are: Capita Symonds, Halcrow, JacksonHyder, Jacobs, Jeremy Benn Associates and Mott MacDonald.
Environmental services firms on the framework are: AKT (Aecom/Kier), Capita Symonds and Halcrow. This lot is valued at £30m over the four-year term of the framework.
For engineering and related services, the selected firms are: Capita Symonds, Halcrow, JacksonHyder, Jacobs, and Mott MacDonald. This is valued at £180m over four years.
An Environment Agency spokesperson said: “We very much appreciate the time and effort that bidders have put into this tender exercise. The award was based equally on price and quality and meets our objective of delivering the best value to the taxpayer. We are committed to transparent procurement and detailed feedback has been provided to all the bidders.
“Over the next four years, we will be investing £1 billion to reduce the risk from river and coastal flooding and we are looking forward to working with the new suppliers to help achieve that.”
Hyder said that it expected revenues of £40m from the contract over the four-year term.
Jackson Civil Engineering chief executive Richard Neall said: "We're over the moon with this result. I am so pleased for the team who will now have the opportunity to deliver something new and exciting. We believe that a truly integrated approach is the only way to achieve the next level of efficiencies in the UK and we aim to make that happen by working with the Environment Agency throughout the entire project cycle, as an integrated designer-contractor team. How could you not be excited about that?"