Network Rail is seeking contractors for a regional buildings and civil engineering framework for Control Period 6 (2019-24) and beyond, which could be worth up to £4bn.
The framework, which covers the Western and Wales region, will run for a maximum of eight years, based on a three-year initial period and up to five one-year extensions.
A prior information notice gives the total value of the framework as £4bn.
A supplier engagement event will take place during the week commencing 17 September.
The framework covers renewals works; enhancements works; reactive (urgent interventions) works; and professional services i.e. planning, construction and project management services.
It is split into six lots covering the region’s two areas: Western and Wales.
The Western part is split into two sub lots based on value. Lot 1 is for works from £4m to £30m while Lot 2 is for work up to £4m.
The Wales lot is split into four sub lots based on work types: Civils; Metallic Structures: Signalling, Power and Communications and Geotechnical.
A maximum number of five lots may be awarded to one tenderer.
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots.
Expressions of interest and a pre-qualification questionnaire are due during the week commencing 24 September, with the invitation to tender issued the week commencing 18 February 2019. The contract award is expected to take place week commencing 14 October next year.
The Western and Wales region is one of four regional areas under which Network Rail’s delivery arm for renewals and projects, Infrastructure Projects (IP), organises itself.