Edinburgh-based water retailer Business Stream has been awarded a contract with an annual spend of up to £10m through the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Water, Wastewater and Ancillary Services framework, which it successfully secured a place on earlier this year.
The contract will enable Business Stream to provide water and wastewater services, including leak detection, automated reading and water efficiency solutions to a wide range of public sector organisations in England.
James Cardwell-Moore, commercial director at Business Stream, said: “We were very pleased to secure a place on the framework and are absolutely delighted to have won one of the first contracts issued. We have a vast amount of experience in working with the public sector and are looking forward to the opportunity of providing our unparalleled expertise and extensive service offerings to new organisations in the sector.”
Sam Ulyatt, strategic category commercial director for Crown Commercial Service, said: “In April we brought the largest public sector water framework agreement to the UK market. The agreement will eventually support the public sector to save £20m on its water bill, leveraging the buying power of the public sector to support the delivery of efficient and effective public services.”
Earlier this year, CCS joined forces with YPO, The Energy Consortium, ESPO, NEPO, West Mercia Energy and the MoD to bring the largest public sector water framework agreement to the UK market.
CCS enables the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. Central government, schools, colleges, universities, museums, housing associations, councils, the emergency services and NHS Trusts are all included in the framework.
Scotland’s non-domestic market, which covers all premises across private and public sector organisations, opened to competition in April 2008. Since then Business Stream customers have saved more than £160m on their water bills and conserved 24 billion litres of water. Last year, the company acquired the non-household customer base of Southern Water, increasing its foothold in England.