Wave secures major public sector contract

National water retailer Wave has won a significant new framework agreement with YPO, a publicly owned central purchasing body operating across the UK. 

The new framework will further support Wave’s public sector growth, allowing them to maintain an enviable position, actively part of all public sector water retail frameworks in England.

The win follows an impressive period of growth for Wave, which was recently awarded ‘Water Retailer of the Year’ at the Water Industry Awards 2023 for the second time.

Wave credited the framework win to the recognition of their quality and social and sustainability commitments which placed them ahead of competing suppliers. 

As a leading business water supplier, Wave is passionate about building long term, engaging and sustainable partnerships, supporting its customers in becoming more water-efficient, encouraging organisations to take better control over their water usage and in turn minimising water related costs.

The new framework, which goes live on the 1st of September, will provide water, wastewater and ancillary services to public sector organisations nationally.

Mike Murray, Procurement Consultant at YPO, said: “Our framework for water supply and management supports public sector organisations with reducing water consumption and implementing efficiency measures, while providing great value and excellent customer services. Wave have been successful for a second iteration of the framework and have demonstrated the benefit they bring to the public sector.”

Tony March, Director of Public Sector & Industrial Customers at Wave, said: "We’re delighted by the success of this framework. Being selected to continue to be YPO members' direct supplier for water and wastewater services is confirmation of the excellent service we strive to provide. As preferred suppliers across the public sector we understand the importance placed not only on service but providing social value in local communities, which is evidenced through our Social and Sustainability Promise. We also possess an unrelenting commitment to driving water and cost savings, by working with organisations to find inefficiencies. 

“This win is a key milestone for Wave as it consolidates our position with the customers currently on the YPO Framework and provides a significant opportunity for future growth.”