Business Stream wins back Scottish public sector contract

Edinburgh-based water retailer, Business Stream, has been awarded the Scottish Government Public Sector Procurement Framework for Water and Waste Water Billing services.

The three-year contract, worth around £200 million, covers Scottish public sector bodies including Local Authorities, NHS Scotland, Scottish Fire & Rescue, Police Scotland, Scottish Prison Service, universities and colleges and Scottish Government.

Business Stream will provide water and waste water services to public bodies under the Framework, with a key focus on supporting the delivery of initiatives to reduce water use, to help contribute towards the Scottish Government’s ambitious net-zero carbon targets.

This deal represents a significant win back for the water company who recently announced that it is now the second largest water retailer in the UK, following its acquisition of Yorkshire Water Business Services and success in securing over £280 million of new contracts since the English market opened in 2017.  

Scotland’s non-domestic market opened to competition in April 2008. Since then, Business Stream customers have saved more than £242 million in discounts and water and energy efficiencies and over 43 billion litres of water – the equivalent of half a billion filled bathtubs.