The water company is planning to appoint a private partner to design, build, finance, maintain and operate a £587m project to provide long-term water supply resilience to the region.
“Southern Water would like to gain market insight on a range of topics which are critical to the programme, including but not limited to commercial, illustrative design and procurement,” the periodic indicative notice said.
This notice follows a prior information notice issued in February this year, seeking initial feedback on the DPC plan.
A virtual ‘town hall’ event will take place on 9 December 2022, followed by a series of virtual one-to-one meetings in January and February 2023.
Southern Water anticipates holding further market engagement phases throughout 2023 and potentially into 2024, with a contract notice expected to be published in June 2024.
To see the full notice, click here.