A number of multi-million pound contracts has been awarded by Network Rail in Scotland and the North East. Totaling £467 million, the contracts were handed over under two Control Period 6 frameworks.
Valued at £320 million, the most significant contract for a renewals and enhancements framework went to BAM Nuttall. The contractor will replace and refurbish structures across the rail route, as well deliver improvements at stations. Meanwhile, two Geotech frameworks worth a combined £147 million have been awarded to Story Contracting (London North East) and QTS (Scotland) as part of the procurement process.
“We are exceptionally proud of the collaborative work QTS has carried out during the last control period, with some outstanding geotechnical projects delivered across Scotland. It is a testament to the hard work of our team during the CP5 contract, and the strong relationship that we have built with Network Rail, that has allowed us to be successful in this CP6 tender process,” said Alan McLeish, QTS Managing Directo.
“Our expertise and commitment to finding further efficiencies for Network Rail by using innovative plant and methods, stands us in excellent stead to continue providing a high standard of work over the next five years,” he added.
In addition, five-year contracts have also been awarded, with an option of two-year extensions on the Geotech framework.
“Work to renew our infrastructure is increasingly important to improve reliability for our passengers, and making sure we have the right suppliers to deliver those improvements is paramount. We look forward to working closely with our supply chain to build on the progress that has already been made and ultimately, build a better railway for our customers,” commented Kris Kinnear, Interim Regional Director for SNE.
The latest contract awards complete the procurement activity for Scotland and North East, which is anticipated to hold one of the largest work-banks for the coming five-year funding period.