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Network Rail launches £650M framework

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Network Rail is on the hunt for contractors to join its £650M Design Services Framework.

The rail operator has published a Prior Information Notice for the five-to-eight-year framework, which includes electrification works, technical design and engineering consultancy services.

The framework – which will be split into 10 lots – also features building design, track works, geotechnical works and signalling upgrades.

In full, the 10 single disciplines are broken down into: Buildings and Architecture; Civil and Structural; Consent and Environment; Electrification and Plant — Contact Systems; Electrification and Plant — Distribution Design; Electrification and Plant — Plant; Geotechnical; Signalling/Train Control; Telecoms including Construction Industry Scheme (CIS); Track.

Interested parties will now attend a Supplier Engagement event on 7 September at BCEC in Birmingham, with further details of the framework to be confirmed at the Invitation to Tender. 

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