Network Rail announces £640m contract awards to deliver design services

Network Rail has announced the award of 82 framework contracts to deliver design services across the country, worth an estimated £400m for Control Period 6 (2019-2024) and up to £640m including the options to extend the framework into Control Period 7 (2024-2029).

The Design Services Framework (DSF) consists of four multi-discipline frameworks and 78 single-discipline frameworks. The new DSF aims to provide access to a wider range of multi-skilled suppliers including small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who form circa 25% of the single discipline suppliers on the DSF.

The framework contracts, which went live on 1st January 2020, have been awarded to the following 34 suppliers:

Multi-Discipline National Frameworks

Supplier Discipline DSF Region*
AECOM Multi-Discipline National
Jacobs UK Multi-Discipline National
Mott MacDonald Multi-Discipline National
WSP Multi-Discipline National

Single Discipline Regional Frameworks

Supplier Discipline DSF Region*
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited Track North West & Scotland
Track South West
Alun Griffiths  (Contractors) Ltd Telecoms North West & Scotland
Telecoms South West
Telecoms North East
AM Signalling Design Ltd Signalling South West
Signalling South East
Amey OWR Limited Electrification & Plant – Plant South West
Signalling South West
Track North East
Andromeda Engineering Ltd Electrification & Plant – Contact Systems South East
Electrification & Plant – Contact Systems South West
Arcadis Consulting (UK) Ltd Electrification & Plant – Distribution North West & Scotland
Electrification & Plant – Distribution North East
Civils & Structural North West & Scotland
Buildings & Architecture North East
Baker Hicks Limited Track South West
Electrification & Plant – Contact Systems North East
Geotechnical North West & Scotland
Balfour Beatty Rail Electrification & Plant – Contact Systems North East
Track South East
Track North East
Capita Property & Infrastructure Ltd Civils & Structural North West & Scotland
Civils & Structural South East
Consents & Environment South East
DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH Telecoms South East
Egis Rail UK Ltd Signalling North West & Scotland
Signalling North East
Idom Merebrook Ltd Buildings & Architecture South West
Electrification & Plant – Contact Systems South West
Jacobs U.K. Limited Geotechnical North East
Geotechnical South West
Civils & Structural North East
Kier Integrated Services Ltd Electrification & Plant – Plant South East
Signalling South East
Kristelan (UK) t/a SVM Glasgow. Electrification & Plant – Plant North East
Electrification & Plant – Plant South West
Electrification & Plant – Plant South East
Mott MacDonald Limited Track North West & Scotland
Electrification & Plant – Contact Systems North West & Scotland
Navitas Engineering Ltd Electrification & Plant – Distribution South West
Pascall & Watson Limited Buildings & Architecture South East
Pell Frischmann Consultants Limited Civils & Structural South East
Buildings & Architecture North West & Scotland
Civils & Structural North East
Ramboll UK Limited Geotechnical North East
Geotechnical South West
Geotechnical South East
Buildings & Architecture North East
Robert Bird & Partners Ltd Civils & Structural South West
RPS Consulting Services Ltd Buildings & Architecture South East
Buildings & Architecture North West & Scotland
Buildings & Architecture South West
RSK Environment Ltd Consents & Environment South West
Siemens Mobility Limited Electrification & Plant – Distribution South East
Electrification & Plant – Distribution South West
Softech Rail Limited Telecoms South East
Telent Technology Services Limited Telecoms North West & Scotland
Telecoms South West
Telecoms North East
Temple Group Limited Consents & Environment South East
Consents & Environment North East
Tony Gee & Partners LLP Geotechnical North West & Scotland
Geotechnical South East
Tony Gee & Partners LLP and Egis Rail UK Ltd Track South East
UK Power Networks Services Ltd Electrification & Plant – Distribution North West & Scotland
Electrification & Plant – Distribution North East
Electrification & Plant – Distribution South East
VolkerRail Specialist Businesses Ltd Electrification & Plant – Plant North East
Signalling North West & Scotland
Signalling North East
Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Ltd Consents & Environment North West & Scotland
Consents & Environment North East
Consents & Environment South West
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions UK Ltd Consents & Environment North West & Scotland
WSP UK Ltd Electrification & Plant – Contact Systems North West & Scotland
Electrification & Plant – Contact Systems South East
Civils & Structural South West

*Note: The DSF Regions align to the Network Rail Regions as follows:

North West & Scotland = North West & Central; and Scotland’s Railway

North East = Eastern

South East = Southern

South West = Wales & Western

Daljinder Chatta, Network Rail’s commercial director, said: “Network Rail will have greater access to a design support network providing mutual benefits to both Network Rail and the supply chain. Some of these include working more directly with suppliers, improved assurance, getting closer to experts, improved business and safety performance and enabling innovation to thrive.”