Network Rail has awarded 20 framework agreements worth a combined £1.6bn to nine suppliers for deals on the London North Western and East Midlands routes.
Network Rail’s infrastructure projects director, Rob Offord, said: “The awarding of these frameworks represents a significant milestone in the implementation of our new procurement and contracting strategy.
“This will bring improved safety, whole-life cost efficiency and delivery performance through collaborative relationships with a consolidated and strategically aligned supply chain.”
The awarded suppliers are: Amalgamated Construction, Amey, Buckingham Group Contracting, Carillion Construction, J Murphy & Sons, Miller Construction (now owned by Galliford Try), Skanska Construction UK, Story Contracting and VolkerRail.
Each firm has a lot value that is the minimum commitment for each supplier over the next five years, and covers multiple separate projects.
Programme contracts cover renewal projects up to £4.3m. These include property renewals, electrification and plant renewals, earthworks renewals and structure renewals.
Panel contracts cover renewal and enhancement projects each with a value between £4.3m and £100m. These include railway engineering, civil engineering and building projects.
|Railway Engineering||Civil Engineering||Buildings|
|Region||Supplier||Lot value||Supplier||Lot value||Supplier||Lot value|
|East Midlands||Carillion Construction||£348m|
J. Murphy & Sons
|£246m||Miller Construction (UK)||£127m|
|LNW South||VolkerRail||£100m||Skanska Construction UK||£85m||Buckingham Group Contracting||£60m|
|LNW North||VolkerRail||£110m||Buckingham Group Contracting||£40m||Miller Construction (UK)||£40m|
|Structures||Earthworks||Property||Electrification and Plant|
|Region||Supplier||Lot value||Supplier||Lot value||Supplier||Lot value||Supplier||Lot value|
|LNW South||Amalgamated Construction||£57m||J. Murphy & Sons||£53m||J. Murphy & Sons||£57m||Amey||£36m|
|LNW North, South||J. Murphy & Sons||£68m||J. Murphy & Sons||£29m||Amalgamated Construction||£42m||VolkerRail||£61m|
|LNW North, North||Story Contracting||£21m||Story Contracting||£46m||Story Contracting||£17m|