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Network Rail detail new £1.25bn frameworks

Three new procurement notices have been published by Network Rail for frameworks in its North West and Central Region, worth a combined £1.25bn. 

These new tenders provide more detail to Network Rail’s previously announced search for partners to join its capital delivery works framework in the North West and Central region. This will lead to a bump up in value from a previously reported £1.19bn.

The categories for the proposed framework have been detailed individually, allowing the clear bracketing of the differing costs involved for each project. The largest valued category is revealed to be Category B, which is worth £695m, with Category C representing small to medium sized projects, with a worth of £358m. Category D covers the minor works and reactive response service, being worth £229m.

These agreements are allocated for Control Period 7 (CP7), which will run for a five-year period starting on 1st April 2024 up until the 31st March 2029, after a six month mobilisation period. Categories B and C differ to their smaller counterpart however, as there is an option to extend for two years dependent on the suppliers’ performance.

The deadline for these applications is fast approaching, with a cut off date of the 29th July at 12pm. If this date can be met, then the contract is anticipated to be awarded for October 2023.

A separate procurement project for Phase 2, category A – large projects, in the North West & Central Region will be started in due course. This will follow on from Network Rail’s recent refreshment of other regional frameworks for CP7. These include a £2bn construction framework which covers the Wales and Western Region, factoring in its £4bn renewals and enhancement frameworks in the Eastern Region.

North West & Central Region capital delivery frameworks

Category B - medium projects - £695M

Value of individual projects: Between £100,000 and £7M

Civil Engineering (Structures & Geotechnical) Lots:

Lot B1 (R) across the full Region - £65M – 1 supplier

Lot B1 (NW) in North West Route area only – £50M – 1 supplier

Lot B1 (C&WCS) in the combined Central Route and West Coast South Route areas – £55M – 1 supplier

Buildings Lots:

Lot B2 (R) across the full region - £75M – 1 supplier

Lot B2 (NW) in North West Route area only - £55M – 2 suppliers

Lot B2 (C) Buildings in Central Route area only – £40M – 1 supplier

Lot B2 (WCS) Buildings in West Coast South Route area only - £40M - 1 Supplier

Electrification & Plant Lots:

 

Lot B3 (R) AC Switchgear across the full region - £65M - 1 Supplier

Lot B3 (NW) Power & Distribution in North West Route area only - £60M - 1 Supplier

Lot B3 (C&WCS) Power & Distribution in the combined Central Route and West Coast South Route areas - £160M - 1 Supplier

Lot B3 (C&WCS LV) Low Voltage Plant & Signalling Power in the combined Central Route and West Coast South Route areas - £30M - 1 Supplier

Category C - small to medium projects - £358M

Value of individual projects: Between £100,000 and £4M

Civil Engineering (Structures & Geotechnical) Lots

Lot C1 (R) across the full Region - £120M - 1 Supplier

Lot C1 (NW) in North West Route area only - £95M - 2 Suppliers

Lot C1 (C) in the Central Route area only - £45M - 1 Supplier

Lot C1 (WCS) in the West Coast South Route area only – £45M - 1 Supplier

Buildings Lots

Lot C2 (NW) in North West Route area only – £15M - 1 Supplier

Lot C2 (C&WCS) in combined Central Route and West Coast South Route areas only - £17M - 1 Supplier

Electrification & Plant Lots

Lot C3 (C&WCS) Power & Distribution in the combined Central Route and West Coast South Route areas only - £21M - 1 Supplier

Category D – minor works and reactive response service - £229M

Value of individual projects: Less than £100,000

Civil Engineering (Structures & Geotechnical) Lots:

Lot D1 (O-C) across the full Region - £125M - 2 Suppliers

Lot D1 (R) across the full Region - £65M - 2 Suppliers

Buildings Lots:

Lot D2 (NW) in North West Route area only - £21M - 3 Suppliers

Lot D2 (C&WCS) Buildings in combined Central Route and West Coast South Route areas only - £18M - 3 Suppliers

 

 

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