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Thames Water advertises new big data contracts worth £10m

January 10, 2019 / Connor Jones

Applicants will be tasked with improving the utility's poor data management practices. Thames Water has put four major big data contracts up for tender which altogether said to be worth over £10 million. The contracts have been issued following a scathing report by regulator Ofwat that said the utility, which serves 15 million customers, has poor data practices that are unfit for service. The contracts are split into four lots, the first of which is worth over £2.5 million and covers "validation of data, preparation and load into SAP as part of the data change lifecycle for TWUL assets and its associated maintenance plans". It's not clear if Thames Water will accept multiple tenderers, but we do know that all contracts can be awarded to one bidder. Interest must be registered by January 22. Contracts also cover the reporting of services, including the "production of various operational performance data" and "asset management serviceability&q...