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Transport for London puts 36 firms on £500M engineering and project management framework

Transport for London (Tfl) today announced that following a competitive tendering process, 36 companies have been selected to participate in the retendered Engineering and Project Management Framework.

Key TfL Investment Programme projects that used the previous framework include Tottenham Court Road Tube station redevelopment and London Underground signalling upgrades.

The framework is also open to Crossrail, other functional bodies within the Greater London Authority family, the Metropolitan Police Service and the London boroughs. It is estimated that the value of the work that could be let through the Framework if all organisations participated would between £400M and £500M.

“The Mayor and TfL are spending billions to upgrade the Tube, build Crossrail and to extend the DLR and London Overground. These massive infrastructure projects require a range of specialist engineering and project management skills, the majority of which we have across TfL. The nature of these projects means that we sometimes need short term, specialist skills to compliment TfL’s own teams and we are determined to secure these in the most cost effective way,” said TfL procurement director Andrew Quincey.

The following firms have won a place on the framework: AECOM, AMCL, Amey, Arcadis AYH, Atkins Limited, Balfour Beatty, Buro Happold, Camden Consultancy Service, Capita Symonds, Capital Project Consultancy, Colin Buchanan and Partners, Collinson Dutton Limited, Cyril Sweett Limited, EC Harris LLP, Gifford, Halcrow Group Limited, Hyder Consulting (UK) Limited, Initiate Consulting Limited, Jacobs Engineering UK Limited, JMP Consultants Limited, Mott McDonald, Mouchel Services Limited, Nichols Group, Ove Arup and Partners Limited, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Pell Frischmann Consultants Limited, Peter Brett Associates, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Schofield Lothian, Scott Wilson Limited, Steer Davies Gleave, Telent Technology Services Limited, Turner & Townsend, URS Corporation Limited, Waterman Group PLC and WSP UK Limited.

At TfL, the framework will only be utilised once the business has established whether or not a service can be delivered in-house or if it requires the services of suppliers.

The retendered Framework covers eleven categories of work:

  • Asset management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Commercial Services
  • Environmental Services
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Project and Programme Management and Strategy
  • Railway Engineering – Assets
  • Railway Engineering – Process
  • Road User / Transport Engineering
  • Transport Planning and Analysis
  • Transport Impact Monitoring and Data

The Prior Information Notice was issued on 30 September 2008 with the Contract Notice published in the Official Journal of the European Union in 26 November 2008. The Invitation to Tender was issued in late March 2009 with successful organisations being advised in November 2009.

The framework will remain in place for the next four years from December 2009. The original Engineering and Project Management Framework was awarded in November 2005 for a period of four years and included 32 suppliers over ten categories.

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