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Environment Agency to hire agents to £10m UK contract

By James Buckley - Thursday, February 08, 2018 15:08

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The UK’s Environment Agency this week begun a search for advisors for its local operational property projects.

The government body, part of Defra, is looking to hire a panel of agents and advisors to seven regional lots for its estates professional project support and land agency services contract, which combined will be worth up to £10m in fees to the appointed firms.

EA is looking for specialist advice and additional resource from chartered surveyors which will act on behalf of the agency. The contract will run for four years.

Local expertise is required on land agency, general practice surveying including compensation and valuations and pre and post entry condition surveys. The framework will be open for use by Defra and its agencies.

The seven lots and their contract values are as follows:

North West: £480,000

North East: £480,000

South West: £440,000

Central: £1.52m

East: £800,000

South East: £2.4m

Thames: £1.28m

For each lots, the appointed firms will advise on a mix of both urban and rural schemes to ensure access to site, undertake pre-condition surveys, acquire temporary or permanent rights, and assess claims from affected landowners/occupiers.

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