Agility, comprising J Murphy & Sons and Morrison Utility Services, and KCD, comprising Kier Services and Clancy Docwra, were selected following a competitive procurement process.
The alliance will begin in April 2015, following a mobilisation period beginning in January 2015, and will run for up to 15 years (2+3+5+5). The contract is expected to be worth £500m in turnover to each JV over the next five years.
A total of 130 assessors from 17 Thames Water departments were involved in evaluating submissions from potential delivery partners over the past three months.
Thames Water said that Agility and KCD were selected for having the appropriate capacity and capability to deliver services, as well as “demonstrating the cultures and behaviours that align with the company’s vision and values”.
Thames Water managing director of wholesale water, Bob Collington, said: “Agility and KCD will join the Thames Water family, working alongside us and our other partners in eight2O, to deliver our AMP6 programme and beyond.
“We strongly believe these two alliances will create aligned goals and objectives throughout the supply chain, standing us in the best possible position to deliver our customer and stakeholder promises.”
Agility Alliance director Drew Ritchie said: “Agility is delighted to have been awarded this long-term strategic relationship with Thames Water, together with our new alliance partner KCD. This is a fantastic opportunity to partner with Thames Water to drive up standards in safety, further improve customer service and deliver efficiencies through innovation, sustainability and best practice.”
KCD director Paul Fletcher added: “This is an excellent opportunity for our combined teams to leverage the wide range of skills and the strong track record that we have collectively built up in the sector.
“The alliance should provide an innovative and forward-thinking way to deliver comprehensive asset management services; enabling Thames Water to maximise the performance of its network, so we are very much looking forward to starting work with them.”