The new contract will see the company double its maintenance provision to the agency in these regions. The four year framework contract covers Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Controls, and Automation (MEICA) services, including planned preventative maintenance, round-the-clock reactive services as well as individual project works. ECS will be providing the mechanical and electrical services throughout the two regions to maintain the water control assets of the Environment Agency.
Jamie Wesley, Commercial Manager for ECS comments: “The award of this latest framework contract demonstrates our commitment and expertise in delivering projects in the water control sector. Our continued investment in both personnel and facilities will enable us to devote more resources to the day-to-day maintenance tasks as well as the larger maintenance projects that are anticipated over the next four years.”
Over the last 15 years, ECS has delivered both routine maintenance and planned refurbishment projects for the EA. These have included the replacement of large sluice gates, the installation of an automated stoplog systems, lock gate replacement, bridges and the design and fabrication of tidal control structures. ECS combines its design expertise with in-house fabrication facilities, project management and site engineers to deliver a full turnkey service to the Environment Agency and other blue chip clients.
As a consequence of achieving the required standard for this Environment Agency framework contract, ECS are now fully certified to perform similar projects by the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on contracts throughout the region.
The Environment Agency recognises the important role that medium size enterprises such as ECS, play in delivering economic growth and prosperity in the UK. It encourages similar companies to become involved, either directly or as a sub-contractor, with the framework contracts, supporting the government’s target to achieve at least 25% of framework spend with SMEs.