Electricity North West reviews QS panel

Utility company Electricity North West is to renew its property advice framework for quantity surveyors to last for the next five years.

A spokesman for ENW said they expected it to be a highly competitive process and the company had already received a 'significant market response'.

The framework will be split into different categories such as for value of contracts and geography. The value of the overall framework has not been disclosed but is expected to run to several million pounds a year.

The suppliers on the new framework will advise mainly on construction of substations and pylons.

ENW is owned by a consortium of funds controlled by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and IIF International Holding GP which is a constituent of JP Morgan Infrastructure Investments Fund. ENW was formed in 2007 when it purchased the North West's electricity distribution network from United Utilities. In 2010, ENW took responsibility for operating and maintaining the network serving 5m people in 2.4m properties.

The deadline for PQQ is 9 July and approved suppliers are expected to be named in November.

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