A periodic indicative notice has been issued by Dŵr Cymru Cyfyngedig (DCC/Welsh Water) for the latest project to be delivered through the regulator’s direct procurement for customers (DPC) model.
The authority plans to deliver the Cwm Taf Water Supply Project under a design, build and finance (DBF) model.
Under the plans, the private partner will deliver a new water treatment works near Merthyr Tydfil designed for 180Ml/day; a new 90Ml treated water storage tank; plus associated raw and treated water pipelines, and existing network reconfigurations.
DCC has begun the first stage of the planning approval process for the project and estimates that the overall cost of the scheme will be around £500m, including risk and inflation.
A contract notice is expected to be published on 29 September 2023, while an invitation to tender is scheduled for the first quarter of 2024, with a preferred bidder in the third quarter of 2025 and the contract to be awarded at the start of 2026. To see the PIN, click here.
The procurement of projects under regulator Ofwat’s DPC model is gathering pace, with a shortlist for the first - the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme - revealed earlier this week.