Network Rail starts hunt for £1.7bn minor works firms

The region has shaped the commercial deal to maximise productivity and efficiency through the use of modern methods of working, technology, collaboration, and relationship-focused contracting.

While the primary focus of the framework will be unplanned, planned and cyclical maintenance works, there will also be the option where deemed appropriate for the delivery of non-complex, low-value renewal projects.

It aims to appoint 16 delivery partners under nine lots covering a total spend of £1.1bn to £1.7bn over 10 years.

The two biggest programmes cover two generalist lots, one for buildings upkeep and the other covering civils maintenance.

These are primarily aimed at delivering unplanned (reactive) works, but with scope included to also deliver planned maintenance and project works.

There will also be three specialist buildings lots and four specialist civils lots.

Lot structure plus 10-year spend forecast

Lot 1: Buildings Reactive Generalist (up to £460m)

Lot 2: Buildings Fabric (£80m)

Lot 3: Buildings Services (£80m)

Lot 4: Buildings Roofing (£40m)

Lot 5: Civils Reactive Generalist (£360m)

Lot 6: Civils Metallic Structures (£40m)

Lot 7: Civils Masonry (£190m)

Lot 8: Drainage/Earthworks (£80m)

Lot 9: Off Track (£360m)

Firms have until 21 March to register an interest with shortlisted contractors invited on 19 June to submit bids.

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