Network Rail £1.2Bn frameworks awarded

Network Rail £1.2Bn frameworks awarded

Network Rail has chosen four contractors as preferred suppliers for building and civil engineering framework contracts worth £1.2Bn over five years.

 

Volker Fitzpatrick, Costain, Bam Nuttall and Geoffrey Osborne will start work in April on the frameworks covering routes in London and the south east. The framework accounts for almost 50% of Network Rail’s £2.5Bn planned works investment in this region over the period up to 2019.

 

The frameworks will deliver longer platforms for the longer trains that will be needed on key commuter routes in Anglia, Kent, Sussex and Wessex to cope with an expected high demand growth for rail travel, with an extra 400 million train journeys forecast by 2020.

 

Other works will include station enhancements, new footbridges, and upgrades to structures such as bridges, embankments and tunnels to improve the resilience of the railway infrastructure.

 

Network Rail’s Southern Regional Director for infrastructure projects Nick Elliot said: “To help meet growth in demand our plans for the next five years will help deliver a 20% increase in the number of seats into London at the busiest times of day.

 

“We’ll do this not only through big, high profile schemes, but also by targeted investment to lengthen platforms, improve stations, increase accessibility and make our infrastructure more reliable across London and the south east.”

 

Safety was given a higher rating in the procurement process than ever before, with a 15% weighting in evaluating bids. Collaboration accounted for 25% of the evaluation criteria as Network Rail wants to promote collaborative working and transparency with the supply chain.

 

The NEC3 contract will be used for the frameworks, a first for Network Rail, to help encourage and facilitate suppliers to work closer with Network Rail from initial development to delivery. 

Please rate

Comments 

Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

We are a graduate-friendly organisation

We are a graduate-friendly organisation

We are proud to announce that we continue to be recognised as a graduate-friendly organisation and employed our third graduate. Her name is Ksenia, she holds a Bachelor degree in Media Studies. Ksenia will be assisting our marketing team in daily administrative tasks, performing market analysis and

Women in STEM: Breaking into the Boys’ Club

Women in STEM: Breaking into the Boys’ Club

STEM includes the disciplines science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. When it comes to STEM the old adage rings true, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Fields like tech and mechanical engineering are some of the fastest developing career fields in the

Join Industry Experts and Exhibitors at UK Construction Week 2017

Join Industry Experts and Exhibitors at UK Construction Week 2017

Staying up to date on the latest tech, trends, and safety strategies is not only helpful, it’s vital in the quickly changing landscape of today’s world. It seems like every time we turn around there are new updates and innovations. What better way to stay up to date than UK Construction

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.