Environment Agency - next generation supplier arrangements, UK

Future proofing the supply chain for the £2.3bn flood and coastal risk management capital programme

The Environment Agency had a need to set up new arrangements for the delivery of their capital Flood and Coastal Risk Management programme with their current arrangement due to expire in 2019.

Key information

Date started: 2016

Completion date: 2017

Client requirements

The Environment Agency is the UK regulator responsible for protecting and improving our environment. They manage the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea. Turner & Townsend were appointed to draft the outline business case for the procurement of the Next Generation Supplier Arrangements (NGSA).

Our contribution

We undertook significant feedback from existing stakeholders on the current delivery platform and conducting an in depth review of the client’s existing procurement platform to establish lessons learned, areas of best practice and areas where improvement was considered necessary.

The outline business case was achieved in a six-month period. The commercial case and associated procurement report set out a clear rationale concerning the NGSA and the strategy to procure and implement.

Making a difference

As a result the NGSA will represent a new way of working for the Environment Agency. It will collaborate, innovate and establish best working practices to deliver the Flood Coastal Risk Management capital programme in the most cost effective and expeditious way, thus delivering an enhanced level of performance to the Environment Agency’s current delivery platforms.

For further information contact:

Kathryn Bates
Business Generation Manager, UK Central South