Lanes Group wins wastewater contract with Business Stream

Lanes Group plc has been awarded a framework contract to provide wastewater maintenance services for Business Stream, Scotland’s largest business-to-business supplier of water and wastewater services.

The company is one of two specialist drainage providers to have been awarded a framework contract under competitive tender. The contact covers wastewater pipe lining, service inspection, and cleaning services.

Lanes Group Development Director Richard Leigh said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract. We are now looking forward to working in partnership with Business Stream to deliver excellent wastewater maintenance services to its customers, both in Scotland and across the UK.”

Business Stream is a company owned by Scottish Water to deliver water and wastewater services to businesses. It awarded Lanes Group the contract after judging its bid against technical experience, service delivery, health and safety and ability to add commercial value.

Wastewater maintenance projects will be allocated according to mini-competitions between Lanes Group and the other service provider. The contract duration will be for an initial period of three years, with the option to extend for a further year, at the discretion of Business Stream.

Business Stream expects suppliers to become members of an integrated supply chain committed to working collaboratively to ensure the delivery of high quality, cost-effective solutions for customers.

James Cardwell-Moore, Commercial Director Business Stream, said: “Lanes Group will play an active role in the delivery of high quality added-value services to our business customers across the UK as the Water Market opens in April 2017.”

This successful approach has allowed Business Stream to deliver significant customer benefits. This month, it reported that customers had enjoyed £37million in discounts, water efficiency savings and energy costs over the last 12 months, the highest ever recorded by the company.

Environmental savings recorded since competition in the supply of water to businesses and other organisations was introduced in Scotland in 2008 means Business Stream customers have reduced their water usage by 24 billion litres, equivalent to saving 42,000 tonnes of carbon.

Richard Leigh said: “Business Stream’s business model is an excellent way for all supply chain partners to deliver truly sustainable water services that benefit business customers and the wider community. We are ready and willing to participate fully in this exciting venture.”

Lanes Group is Britain’s largest independent drainage and asset maintenance solutions provider, with 32 depots and utility hubs across the UK and Ireland, including depots in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

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