Consultants share £640m of Network Rail design work

January 11, 2020 – Network Rail has awarded 82 framework contracts for design services across the country, with a total value of up to £640m.

The design services framework (DSF) consists of four multi-discipline frameworks and 78 single-discipline frameworks. It replaces the former multi-functional design framework.

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 work is expected to be worth around £400m for Control Period 6 (2019-2024) and up to £640m if the option to extend the framework into Control Period 7 (2024-2029) is taken up.

Two contracts per region have been awarded for each of the following 10 single disciplines and four multi-discipline frameworks have been awarded at a national level.

  • Buildings & Architecture
  • Civil & Structural
  • Consents & Environment
  • E&P Contact Systems
  • E&P Distribution Design
  • E&P Plant
  • Geotechnical
  • Signalling
  • Telecoms
  • Track

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



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