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Carillion, Murphy and VolkerRail among big Network Rail winners

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.

The frameworks cover enhancements and renewals to the London North Western and East Midlands routes over the next five years.

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. 

Panel contracts

 Railway EngineeringCivil EngineeringBuildings
RegionSupplierLot valueSupplierLot valueSupplierLot value
East MidlandsCarillion Construction£348m

Amalgamated Construction

J. Murphy & Sons

£246mMiller Construction (UK)£127m
LNW SouthVolkerRail£100mSkanska Construction UK£85mBuckingham Group Contracting£60m
LNW NorthVolkerRail£110mBuckingham Group Contracting£40mMiller Construction (UK)£40m


Programme contracts

 StructuresEarthworksPropertyElectrification and Plant
RegionSupplierLot valueSupplierLot valueSupplierLot valueSupplierLot value
LNW SouthAmalgamated Construction£57mJ. Murphy & Sons£53mJ. Murphy & Sons£57mAmey£36m
LNW North, SouthJ. Murphy & Sons£68mJ. Murphy & Sons£29mAmalgamated Construction£42mVolkerRail£61m
LNW North, NorthStory Contracting£21mStory Contracting£46mStory Contracting£17m

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