Nine firms win spots on £1.6bn rail frameworks
Contractors appointed to frameworks to improve London North West and East Midlands routes
Contractors Carillion, Skanska and VolkerRail are among nine firms that have scooped a place on frameworks worth a total of £1.6bn from Network Rail.
The firms will do earthworks, civil engineering, building work and electrification work on the London North West and East Midlands routes of the rail network.
The frameworks form part of Network Rail's £38bn investment in the railways over the next five years.
Network Rail's infrastructure projects director Rob Offord said the award of the frameworks was "a significant milestone in the implementation of our new procurement and contracting strategy".
This [the contracting strategy] will bring improved safety, whole-life cost efficiency and delivery performance through collaborative relationships with a consolidated and strategically aligned supply chain.
The awarded suppliers are: Amalgamated Construction Limited, Amey, Buckingham Group Contracting Limited, Carillion Construction Limited, J Murphy & Sons Limited, Miller Construction (UK) Limited, Skanska Construction UK Limited, Story Contracting Limited and VolkerRail Limited.