Company bid assessment frameworks

We require water companies to produce bid assessment frameworks in order to support bids, encourage innovation and give confidence to potential third party providers in the water bidding market. Appendix 9 of our 2019 price review final methodology sets out our expectations and the principles that water companies must comply with in their bid assessment frameworks.

Water companies must submit draft copies of their bid assessment frameworks to us alongside their business plans in September 2018. We will then review them under our markets and innovation tests as part of our review of the plans and may request companies to resubmit. After we publish final determinations on company business plans in 2019 we expect water companies to publish their final bid assessment framework.

To ensure these frameworks are accessible to potential third party providers, we will provide links to them below.

Water company Website link
Affinity Water Bid Assessment Framework
Anglian Water Bid Assessment Framework
Bristol Water Bid Assessment Framework
Dŵr Cymru Bid Assessment Network
Hafren Dyfrdwy Bid Assessment Framework
Northumbrian Water Bid Assessment Framework
Portsmouth Water Bid Assessment Framework
SES Water Bid Assessment Framework
Severn Trent Water Bid Assessment Framework
South East Water Bid Assessment Framework
Southern Water Bid Assessment Framework
South Staffordshire Water Bid Assessment Framework
South West Water Bid Assessment Framework
Thames Water Bid Assessment Framework
United Utilities Bid Assessment Framework
Wessex Water Bid Assessment Framework
Yorkshire Water Bid Assessment Framework