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Network Rail looks to appoint new Design Development Partner

Network Rail Wales & Western is looking to appoint a Design Development Partner for the region through a 5-8 year framework agreement.

The maximum estimated contract value is expected to be £25m over eight years.

The contract will be a framework agreement and separate task instructions will be given for each workflow.

As part of the procurement process Network Rail will be holding a supplier workshop on April 26th.

This will provide the opportunity to engage with the supply chain on the partnership.

The workshop will consist of an overview of Network Rail’s requirements for the partnership.

These requirements include the roles and responsibilities that will be required of the supplier and the potential nature of the workbank the framework will cover.

The Design Development Partner will be expected to show how they aim to support Network Rail in terms of innovation.

Work as part of the partnership will cover signalling, power, telecommunications, building and civils, track and decarbonisation.

The partner will be expected to provide a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Engineering
  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Environmental and sustainability management
  • Programme planning
  • Planning and consents management
  • Alignment with green book guidance and cost planning
  • Architectural and highway services, minor works, construction management and principal designer accountability

Network Rail is looking to establish a trusted relationship with a single partner and embrace supply chain innovation through the procurement.

Access the contract notice here to find out more.

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