Kier secures network delivery works contract on ONSA framework

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Kier has won a multi-million pound Openreach Network Services Agreement (ONSA) contract to carry out network delivery works across Hampshire and Berkshire

Kier has been appointed as a partner in the Openreach Network Services Agreement (ONSA), to carry out necessary network delivery works.

The multi-million pound contract is for a preliminary five-year term and is the first between Kier and Openreach. It will include all planned and reactive fibre and copper network services.

Throughout the duration of the network delivery works contract, Kier will provide employment opportunities in the region as well as supporting partnership opportunities with the local supply chain.

Kier Group managing director for Utilities and Rail, Barry McNicholas, said: “This new award is a great opportunity to play a key role within Openreach’s current and future ambitions.

“We have a long history of success in the telecoms sector and are responsible for the installation of over one million meters of fibre optic network cabling each year. It is this experience and technical expertise that will enable us to work in partnership with Openreach to deliver this essential works.”

ONSA framework

The ONSA is a contractual framework for trusted Openreach field engineering partners. It’s accompanied by new ways of working enabling Openreach to focus their relationship with partners into successful customer results.

The contract – potentially worth over £15m – is set to run for an initial 5 year term and, alongside the ONSA works, Kier will also have the opportunity to bid for future works under Openreach’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) framework.

Earlier this month, PBC Today reported that Kier won seven lots on the Hyde main framework development, which will see the construction of around 11,000 new homes.

It was the first time Kier had tendered to be on the Hyde main framework and draws on the company’s ambitions to operate under long-term frameworks.

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