Together with EA and Ove ARUP, as fully integrated long-term delivery partners, we will be able to offer more sustainable building solutions to better protect communities from flooding. We rely on our suppliers to help us achieve sustainable results by asking them to be informed and active in their approach to sustainability, both in the execution of our contracts and in the management of their own activities and supply chains. Our sustainability program for supplier development focuses on the environmental and social performance of our key suppliers. We advise and encourage our suppliers to adopt sustainable practices for themselves and their supply chains. This offers them and the wider business world commercial advantages. It is a special place to work, because we are both a Defra working group with legal tasks and we work as part of a team. The development of this framework document has given us the opportunity to set out some of our ideas for cooperation and to demonstrate our common vision. Legacy projects, which are still delivered by the old WEM framework, will continue unchanged with previous vendors. Aecom, JBA Consulting and Jacobs UK are partners for the provision of the mapping & modeling framework. The CDF will initially last four years, until 2023, with the possibility of extending until 2027. The national technical frameworks will run until 2023 with no possibility of extension. Toby Willison, Chief Operating Officer of the Environment Agency, said: “Our ambitious new agreements will help us implement our €2.6 billion flood and coastal protection programme.
(Last Updated On: September 19, 2021)