BAZALGETTE Tunnel Ltd, the organisation tasked with delivery the multi-billion pound Thames Tideway Tunnel, has now gone out to tender for services worth approximately £6.5 million.
Trading as Tideway, Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd will look for suppliers for this resourcing and recruitment services contract.
Thames Tideway Tunnel will cost £4.2 billion, delivering 25 kilometres of tunnel required to prevent untreated sewerage discharging into the tidal River Thames.
By preventing this, the tunnel will improve environment, ecology, public health, appearance and the reputation of London as a whole.
And this tender, amongst other contracts, will make a difference by boosting the economy in the form of thousands of skilled jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships.
For British businesses, this long term set of contracts could also inspire a new generation because of these opportunities, which is key to easing the skills shortages.
The tender from Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd will set up a framework agreement for the provision of resourcing and recruitment services.
This framework will be in the form of two Lots, each of which will contain three suppliers.
Lot 1, which will support Tideway’s Information Systems (IS) department in the delivery and maintenance of the information technology needs of the project, is looking for permanent and interim Information Systems specialists.
These specialists need to be flexible and reliable in order to meet the project’s requirements.
For Lot 2, Tideway are looking for non-IS categories of staff on a permanent and interim capacity.
This covers finance, property, procurement and communications staff members for roles such as recruitment, response handling, and CV sifting.
This will provide support to Tideway on recruitment campaigns and in areas where resource is required.
Requests to participate in this, and for receipt of tenders is 10th July.
Tideway have also confirmed that expressions of interest and tenders are being taken from single entities and consortia.
It is predicted that the framework agreement to be put in place from this tendering process could last for a total of six years.