Network Rail spent £3.1bn with its top 20 suppliers last year, with Carillion topping the bill at just under 5% of the total.
The Wolverhampton-based construction giant swept up the most amount of work for ‘infrastructure contracting’, with signalling specialist Siemens Rail Automation in second place with 3.6% of the total.
The £3.1bn figure represented 45% of Network Rail’s spending for the 2014/15 financial year and was spread over a range of different services from infrastructure to signalling, utilities supply and track infrastructure.
Network Rail’s top 20 suppliers by spend 2014/15
|Supplier name||Spend (£)||Description of goods, services or product||% of total|
|1||Carillion Construction||360M||Infrastructure contracting||4.8%|
|2||Siemens Rail Automation||270M||Signalling infrastructure contracting||3.6%|
|3||BAM Nuttall||250M||Infrastructure contracting||3.3%|
|4||Balfour Beatty Rail||240M||Track infrastructure contracting||3.2%|
|7||British Energy Direct||190M||Utilities supply||2.5%|
|8||Atkins||180M||Signalling infrastructure contracting, consultancy services||2.4%|
|9||Amalgamated Construction||160M||Infrastructure contracting||2.1%|
|10||J Murphy & Sons||150M||Infrastructure contracting||2.1%|
|11||Amey-Colas||150M||Track infrastructure contracting||2.0%|
|12||Babcock Rail||150M||Track infrastructure contracting||2.0%|
|13||EDF Energy Customers||130M||Utilities supply||1.8%|
|14||Signalling Solutions||120M||Signalling infrastructure contracting||1.6%|
|15||Tata Steel UK||100M||Steel manufacturer||1.3%|
|16||Amey Rail||100M||Infrastructure contracting||1.3%|
|17||Colas Rail||90M||Infrastructure contracting||1.3%|
|18||Geoffrey Osborne||90M||Infrastructure contracting||1.2%|
|19||DB Schenker Rail (UK)||90M||Rail logistics||1.2%|
|*A large percentage of this figure relates to the acquisition of various freight sites, rather than business consultancy.|
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