Amey has confirmed that it has won Network Rail’s Civils Examinations Framework Agreement contract, worth around £250M over five years.
The contract will see it take sole responsibility for all structural assessments across five regions after Network Rail opted to merge 21 existing contracts into five mega-frameworks.
Network Rail made the surprise move to rationalise the contracts last October when it cancelled the existing deals, some of which had five years to run, and invited incumbents to re-bid for work.
Before, work was split geographically and by discipline. Each framework is over five years with an option to extend for a further two.
Those losing out include: Mouchel, Atkins, WSP, Pell Frischmann, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald, First, Faber Maunsell and Opus.
Amey made the annoucement this week whilst announcing a first-quarter 2009 order book of new business worth close to £1bn.
Of the 33 wins secured so far by Amey in 2009, those previously announced include the Area 9 Highways Management contract, where Amey will assume sole responsibility for the management and maintenance of motorways and trunk roads in the Midlands. The contract is worth around £400M including additional project work, and will last five years with a potential two year extension.
Amey chief executive Mel Ewell said: “In the current financial climate the addition to our order book of €1bn is a fantastic achievement for Amey and a validation of the integrated end-to-end approach that offers both quality and value to our clients.
“Despite tougher economic conditions in 2009, Amey’s clients recognise the efficiencies that our approach can bring to their business and service requirements and are happy to invest for long-term gains. We look forward to working on these contracts and hope to maintain our momentum throughout the course of the year.”