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Network Rail names winners on £645M frameworks

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Network Rail has announced the winners on the first of a series of multimillion-pound frameworks for Control Period 6 (CP6), totalling £645M. 

The two frameworks cover Scotland and the North East (SNE) as well as the London to North East (LNE) route for renewals and enhancements, and geotechnical works.  

Story Contracting and AmcoGiffen have both won lots on the renewals and enhancements framework. 

AmcoGiffen has secured works on the LNE route valued at £190M, while Story Contracting have won works in Scotland valued at £135M. Winners of additional lots are expected to be announced later this year.  

The frameworks are set to run for five years, with an option to renew for an additional two.

Network Rail regional director for SNE Kris Kinnear said the contracts are important for shaping the future of the rail network  

“Our CP6 contracts provide suppliers with substantial work-banks and the opportunity to be part of delivering essential improvements that will help shape the future of Britain’s rail network,” he said.  

“Work to renew our infrastructure is increasingly important to improve reliability for our passengers and we look forward to working closely with Story and AmcoGiffen to deliver this.”  

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has previously praised Network Rail for having an “efficient” engineering works plan in place for CP6.  

Network Rail chair Sir Peter Hendy had outlined plans for CP6 in September in an interview with New Civil Engineer.  

“Our plan for CP6 will also start the railway’s digital age with digital train control and signalling that will enable even more services to run, more safely and at a lower cost.” 

FRAMEWORK 1: RENEWALS AND ENHANCEMENTS 

  • Lot 1: SNE – currently out to tender, standstill due to start 29/11 and award announcement December – value £320M
  • Lot 2: SCO - value £135M – awarded to Story Contracting 
  • Lot 3: LNE – value £190M – awarded to AmcoGiffen (Amalgamated Construction Ltd) 

FRAMEWORK 2: GEOTECH 

  • Lot 1: SCO - standstill due to start 29/11 and award announcement December – value £47M 
  • Lot 2: LNE - standstill due to start 29/11 and award announcement December - value £100M

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