The final multi-million contracts for Network Rail’s Control Period 6 have been awarded.
The £467M contracts cover the period 2019-2024 and incorporate a significant amount of work for Scotland and the North East (SNE).
A renewals and enhancements framework valued at £320M, has been awarded to BAM Nuttall Ltd. The framework will complete a wide range of projects including replacing and refurbishing structures across the route and delivering improvements at stations.
While two Geotech frameworks worth a combined £147M have been awarded to Story Contracting (London North East) and QTS (Scotland) as part of the procurement process. The award for Story compliments a further contract that was awarded at the end of last year, covering renewals and enhancements work in Scotland valued at around £135M.
The latest contract awards complete the procurement activity for Scotland and North East, which is anticipated to hold one of the largest work-banks for the coming five-year funding period.
Kris Kinnear, Interim Regional Director for SNE, said: “Work to renew our infrastructure is increasingly important to improve reliability for our passengers, and making sure we have the right suppliers to deliver those improvements is paramount. We look forward to working closely with our supply chain to build on the progress that has already been made and ultimately, build a better railway for our customers.”
Scotland and North East have awarded five-year contracts, with an option of two-year extensions on the Geotech framework. Kris added: “Significant five-year contracts not only benefit our key supply chain partners, but the thousands of companies who work for them too, providing them with the surety they need to invest in their people, innovation and value for money.”
Huw Jones, BAM Nuttall Rail Director, said: “BAM Nuttall is proud to be awarded this framework, which gives us the opportunity to strengthen our partnership with Network Rail and our fellow CP6 framework contractors. We look forward to establishing an integrated “One Team” approach with our partners to deliver exceptional business and safety performance, driving sustainable growth across Scotland and LNE, whilst enhancing passenger experience and the communities where we work.”
If you are interested in finding out more about key infrastructure trends today, you may wish to attend the flagship infrastructure exhibition at the NEC in April 2019 : UKIS 2019