Bid assessment framework

Find out how we will be implementing the bid assessment framework for water resources.

About our bid assessment framework

As part of water companies 2020-2025 business plan’s Ofwat requires all companies to have a ‘Bid Assessment Framework’ (BAF) as part of their submission.

The BAF covers areas linked to water supply (water resources, leakage, water efficiency measures, metering) as well as bioresources. The bioresources update was published in September 2022.

We fully support Ofwat’s drivers behind the initial creation of the BAF as part of the PR19 process.

This is aligned with our Marketplace activity, and we will be routing all BAF activity through this site over the coming years.

Read our bid assessment framework

We require water companies to produce bid assessment frameworks in order to support bids, encourage innovation and give confidence to potential third party providers in the water bidding market.

Ofwat stated

Bioresources update

In 2022 Ofwat published guidance on extending the BAF to cover bioresources. We revised our BAF to cover this new requirement and published a draft in the summer of 2022 to allow for comment from the market. We received no comments and so republished our draft as the final version.

We held a webinar on the 12th July to give a brief summary of our BAF and to allow discussion. You can watch the recording below.