Network Rail has announced 17 multi-million-pound framework contracts, worth an estimated £215m, to deliver minor signalling works across the country for control period 6 (2019-2024).
The frameworks will deliver minor signalling and refurbishment works, supporting Network Rail’s works delivery teams, and the contracts have been awarded as follows:
- South East: Amaro Signalling;
- Scotland, South East and Wales: AMCO;
- Wales, Wessex and Western: Amey;
- London North Eastern & East Midlands, Wessex and Western: Balfour Beatty;
- Anglia, Western and London North West: Linbrooke;
- Scotland: OSL;
- Anglia, London North Eastern & East Midlands, London North West: Volker Rail;
Martin Robinson, commercial director signalling at Network Rail, said: “The minor signalling framework awards are the second awards in a three-tier approach to signalling delivery for CP6. The awards have gone to signalling suppliers that between them, have many years of experience supporting our maintenance and delivery teams and will help Network Rail to continue to improve the signalling asset condition and in turn improve reliability for passengers over the coming years.
“The framework’s approach using fewer contractors will help bring them closer to Network Rail and the routes and make further progress in working more collaboratively. We will continue to build on the successful relationships we already have with our suppliers and look forward to working with them all going forward.”
The remaining tier, major signalling, targeted towards major re-signalling and re-control, will complete Network Rail’s three-tier strategy for CP6 signalling delivery when awarded in January 2020.
Kevin Robertshaw, Network Rail programme director signalling, said: “Our strategy for delivering signalling works in CP6 focuses on bringing the supplier closer to the client and facilitating a more integrated way of working. This is the second of three framework tiers to be awarded and part of a strategy enabling Network Rail and the signalling supply chain to be more innovative, collaborative and effective. I look forward to working with the successful suppliers and making a success of the opportunity ahead of us.”