UK’s Environment Agency renews national framework

Following a competitive process, a joint venture between ECS Engineering Services (ECS) and Fairfield Control Services (FCS) has been successful in the retender of the Environment Agency’s Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) Framework in the UK.

Both companies have together been successful in the retender of their current regional MEICA maintenance contracts, as well as acquiring new regions. Their partnership will now bolster the framework’s delivery in three out of six of the largest geographical regions in the UK: Northeast, Southeast and Central.

The joint venture will provide planned, predictive and responsive maintenance to the Environment Agency’s flood management assets. These assets range from simple passive flap valves through to the constituent parts of complex automated pumping stations and critical flood defence structures, including all the integral mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and control systems within.

The new framework award has over 20,000 assets across the three regions to inspect, report on and take forwards resulting actions.

All regions have been secured for a framework period of up to four years.

Both ECS and FCS have supported the Environment Agency in its maintenance of MEICA assets for over a decade.