Network Rail awards £300m civils frameworks

Network Rail has awarded five framework contracts worth a total of £300 million to cover civil examinations and assessments for CP5.

Britain’s infrastructure manager has also awarded Amey with the Civil Examination Framework Agreements (CEFA), which covers civil examinations across the entire network with the exception of the London North Western Route.

Network Rail’s director of contracts and procurement, Ian Sexton, said: “Monitoring the condition of our infrastructure – including bridges, tunnels, embankments and culverts – is a vital part of keeping Britain’s railways safe.

“By working with these trusted suppliers over the next five years we can continue to improve and build on the knowledge we have of our network.”

The frameworks cover:

  • Anglia – Aecom and Amey;
  • Kent – Amey;
  • London North Eastern (LNE) and East Midlands – Aecom and Amey;
  • LNW – Aecom, SKM and Opus;
  • Scotland – Aecom;
  • Sussex, Wales, Wessex and Western – WSP.

The new contracts are worth over £40m per annum.

For Amey the contracts are worth in excess of £40 million a year. Chief executive Mel Ewell said: “Continuing our successful examinations and assessments relationship with Network Rail is great news for our business.

“The scope of the new contracts spanning the next five years builds on Amey’s and Network Rail’s track record of strong performance by making better use of technology and introducing more efficient ways of working.

“Through even greater collaboration we will and create an even safer and more reliable civils infrastructure.”