Waterman appointed on ESPO Framework

Waterman Group’s infrastructure and environment team has been awarded a two-year framework, with the option of a two-year extension, as part of the ESPO Framework 664-17 Consultancy Services. The new commission involves the provision of highways, transport and logistics, environmental and sustainability consultancy services.

ESPO is a public-sector owned professional buying organisation that provides the public sector with procurement solutions to cut costs, reduce tendering times and receive best value. Their consultancy services framework is designed to create a simple and efficient solution for those looking to procure trustworthy advice from pre-approved suppliers. The framework is compliant with the UK and EU public contract regulations and is available to all public-sector bodies.

Waterman will provide advice across a range of areas including alternative energy, archaeology studies, biodiversity, carbon foot-printing and reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation, eco-towns, environmental audits, assessments and appraisals, environmental initiatives, environmental legislation, energy efficiency and targets, green technologies, pollution, sustainability, highways asset management strategies, street and traffic management, transport and transport links and travel plans and planning.

Neil Humphrey, chief operating officer for Waterman’s Infrastructure and environment business, said of the appointment: “We are delighted to have secured a position on this prestigious framework as we continue to strengthen our public sector proposition and establish a more diversified public sector/ private sector offering. ESPO offers a valuable opportunity for the public sector to secure professional consultancy services in a streamlined, value driven environment, and we look forward to working with them over the next two years.”

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