Contract Awards – January

Contract Awards – January

Check out the latest developments across Transport and Infrastructure. Here’s a roundup of the major contracts awarded over the past month.



Siemens Mobility has secured a £47 million contract with HS2 to provide a fully integrated station information management system across all HS2 Phase 1 stations: Curzon Street, Interchange, Old Oak Common and Euston.

California High-Speed Rail

Network Rail Consulting’s US subsidiary has been awarded a $73.2m (£57.5m) contract to provide systems engineering services to California’s High-Speed Rail Programme.

California’s high-speed network, the first dedicated high-speed railway in the USA, will link the Los Angeles basin with San Francisco, with later branches to Sacramento and San Diego.

Network Rail Consulting will support the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Rail and Operations Delivery Branch in a partner role through to May 2029.

Transport for Greater Manchester

Keolis Amey Metrolink’s (KAM) operations and maintenance contract with the Transport for Greater Manchester has been extended. KAM will continue to operate and maintain the UK’s largest tram network from July 2024 to July 2027.

Network Rail

As we write this post, we understand that bidders on the Network Rail North West & Central region framework have been successful, have been informed and are in the standstill period.

In the coming weeks, we expect this to be announced.


Lower Thames Crossing

Bouygues Travaux Publics-Murphy JV have been awarded a £1.34bn tunnelling contract for the Lower Thames Crossing.

The Bouygues Travaux Publics-Murphy JV will join Balfour Beatty, who was awarded the £1.2bn package for roads north of the Thames last January, and Skanska who was named preferred bidder on the £450m Kent roads section in July.

Somerset Council

Somerset Council have awarded three, four-year contracts worth c£140m to Kiely Bros Ltd, Heidelberg Materials, and Octavius Infrastructre Ltd to deliver road maintenance and improvements across its network.

Cork M28 Motorway

Jacobs has been selected by Cork County Council to be technical advisor for the new M28 motorway, providing consultancy services during the design, construction, and closeout phases of the project.

The proposed motorway project will upgrade approximately 12km of the N28 national primary route.

Worcestershire County Council

Colas has been awarded a £22m contract to deliver the latest phase of Worcestershire County Council’s A38 Bromsgrove Route Enhancement Programme (BREP). The schemes delivered by Colas will see capacity improvements at key junctions.


Northumbrian Water

Seven new partners have been selected by Northumbrian Water to deliver their AMP8 investment and beyond: Esh-Stantec, Avove, Farrans Construction, Costain, Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB), BAM Nuttall, and MWH Treatment.

They are joining five consultant firms who have already been appointed to the company’s £3.6bn five-year investment programme.

Together, the new partners join Northumbrian Water’s Living Water Enterprise (LWE), a 12-year partnership that will deliver large scale construction programmes across its operating areas in the North East, Essex and Suffolk.

Enfield Council

Taylor Woodrow has been awarded a £120m strategic infrastructure contract as part of Enfield Council’s £6bn Meridian Water regeneration scheme.

The main contract award follows on from the Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA) three years ago which saw Taylor Woodrow develop a sustainable design and construction solution for the project and begin an early engagement with key supply chain partners.


Ministry of Justice

Pick Everard has been appointed as the sole supplier to the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) Professional Services Providers framework for the central England and Wales region.

This is a four-year framework, with the option to extend by times for one-year periods.

As part of the framework, Pick Everard will help deliver prisons, courts, probation facilities, border crossing facilities as well as Home Office and government buildings.


AtkinsRéalis and Turner & Townsend have been named as lead providers for two upcoming professional services frameworks from Pagabo.

AtkinsRéalis has been appointed as the sole provider for the £780m framework agreement that covers England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, the new £27m Scotland-specific framework has been developed with the opportunity to appoint multiple Lot 1 suppliers. Following the full evaluation of bidders both AtkinsRéalis and Turner & Townsend have been appointed to Lot 1 for Scotland.

Both frameworks will start in April 2024.

The bid process for 22 service specific lots is ongoing. 

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Author: Jim Newsom

Jim Newsom

Managing Director