Business services

Business Services typically buy goods and services across all areas of United Utilities, although main key stakeholders sit within HR, IS and the Transport functions.

Professional resources

This category includes professional engineering consultancy, training and recruitment, as well as our temporary labour and agency contracts.

Fleet and transport

This category includes our contracts for the supply of commercial vehicles and company cars, as well as contracts relating to vehicle maintenance and repair. It also incorporates our contracts for the purchase of fuel and the hire of plant and equipment, and for the disposal of vehicles and sundry plant at the end of contract life.

IS and telecoms

Our Chief Information Officer department is responsible for the management of United Utilities' IS and telephony requirements. This category incorporates all areas of spend supporting this department, including:

  • IS hardware and software
  • IS infrastructure management
  • Telephony hardware
  • Related services.

Facilities and property

This category incorporates our spend on managing the day to day operational requirements of our property portfolio and includes contracts for Facilities Management (catering, pest control, air conditioning, contract cleaning etc).

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