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Troughing and Minor Line Side Civils Works

A Contract Award Notice

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Framework (Works)
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22 Feb 2022
not specified



United Kingdom:

Geochart for 1 buyers and 4 suppliers


This Framework seeks to appoint a maximum of four suppliers to undertake troughing and minor/ancillary line side civils work across the Wales and Borders rail network as required and appropriate. The main works will be associated with the Core Valley Lines (CVL) but may also be on any Wales and Borders rail network project as appropriate. The work to be procured under this framework includes but is not limited to: - Site surveys and inspections - Ground level troughing installation and cable pulling. - Post-based elevated troughing installation. - Trough signage, electrical warning signage. - Removal and moving of existing troughing routes and cables. - Installation of concrete hard standings and switching platforms for OLE. - Minor vegetation clearance - Clearance of ballast from existing trough chambers. - Provision of qualified critical safety staff to ensure regulatory compliance. - Installation and maintenance of RRAPs - Installation of site compounds - Minor fencing works - Culverts and retaining walls - Trial holes and service investigation - Other minor civils works consistent with the scope of this framework. Suppliers are to be aware that Amey Infrastructure Wales (AIW) may also utilise this Framework.

Total Quantity or Scope

The purpose of this tender is to identify and appoint competent contractors to undertake works in relation to Troughing and Minor/Ancillary Lineside Civils Works in a live/working rail environment. This work is required to provide key installations and allow access to the rail for incumbent TfW Infrastructure Delivery Partners (IDPs) to complete their works, and ensure the network is compliant to standards applicable to an electrified railway. Mini-competition will be utilised as the primary call-off process under this Framework, with a direct award allocation process reserved for urgent requirements only. The potential work to be procured via this framework includes but is not limited to: - Site surveys and inspections: dilapidation, condition, and/or capacity verification, rod and rope Under Track Crossings (UTX)/Under Road Crossings (URX) Intrusive and Non-intrusive Surveys - Ground level troughing installation and cable pulling: interlocking cable route components providing a continuous smooth internal surface; covers and lids shall be a close fit and positively located using registration to prevent inadvertent displacement after installation, for example Concrete C/1/9, C/1/43 or equivalent polymer troughing. Road Rail Vehicles may be used with appropriate size and weighted jacks, hard standing jacks may be used for smaller cable drums. - Post-based elevated troughing installation: Elevated Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) trough system, Network Rail-approved to span 6m between fixing posts. - Trough signage, electrical warning signage any other signage as necessary. - Removal of existing troughing routes and cables: isolation procedures to be followed BS7671, Electricity at Work Regulations. - Lift and shift of existing cables as required: Isolation procedures to be followed BS7671, Electricity at Work Regulations. - Installation of concrete hard standings and switching platforms for OLE: concrete bases to be cast Distribution Network Operator (DNO), Relocatable Equipment Buildings (REB), Functional Supply Point Cubicles (FSP), Signalling Location Cabinets (LOC); safe access walkways to be constructed using MOT type1 aggregate or similar. - Minor vegetation clearance: the bulk of vegetation clearance will be done under a separate framework contract, but small localized areas may need to be cleared for the execution of works under this framework. This may include (but is not limited to) removal of small tree stumps, removal of shrubs and foliage, brambles etc with the use of chainsaws and brushcutters. … - Installation of site compounds. - Minor fencing works (there is another framework for major fencing works but repairs or additional small requirements may occur in the delivery of ancillary civils packages). - Culverts and retaining walls, and repairs/amendments to these. - Vehicle containment barriers and haul roads - Reinforced concrete foundations - Trial holes and service investigation. … These works are required to: - Enable the successful transformation and electrification of the Lines - Create troughs for use by Signalling, Earthing & Bonding, HV cabling, LV cabling & Telecoms - Carry out an additional minor lineside civils work required The provision of works under this framework also requires: - Interaction with AIW and IDPs regarding interface of programme to ensure the work subject to this framework is undertaken in time to support AIW and IDP major works delivery - A close working relationship be established with AIW and IDPs to ensure a high level of co-ordination and working efficiency - Predominantly night working patterns

Award Detail

1 Dyer & Butler (Landore)
  • Reference: 004927-2022-c000261.00-1
  • Value: £15,000,000 [share]
  • Awarded to group of suppliers.
2 RSS Infrastructure (Newport)
  • Reference: 004927-2022-c000261.00-1
  • Value: £15,000,000 [share]
  • Awarded to group of suppliers.
3 BCM Construction (London)
  • Reference: 004927-2022-c000261.00-1
  • Value: £15,000,000 [share]
  • Awarded to group of suppliers.
4 Amalgamated Construction (Barnsley)
  • Reference: 004927-2022-c000261.00-1
  • Value: £15,000,000 [share]
  • Awarded to group of suppliers.

Award Criteria

Troughing installation methodology 10%
Management of site productivity 10%
Resource Flexibility 5%
Programme and interface management 10%
Works identification and efficient use of Railway access 10%
Commitment to wellbeing of future generations act 2015 10%
price 45%

CPV Codes

  • 45234100 - Railway construction works
  • 34621200 - Railway maintenance or service vehicles
  • 45234114 - Railway embankment construction work
  • 50225000 - Railway-track maintenance services
  • 45234116 - Track construction works
  • 32521000 - Telecommunications cable
  • 45200000 - Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
  • 34946000 - Railway-track construction materials and supplies
  • 71311230 - Railway engineering services
  • 34632200 - Electrical signalling equipment for railways
  • 34632000 - Railways traffic-control equipment
  • 34632300 - Electrical installations for railways
  • 34946100 - Railway-track construction materials
  • 34946120 - Railway materials
  • 34992000 - Signs and illuminated signs
  • 35262000 - Crossing control signalling equipment
  • 45000000 - Construction work
  • 45100000 - Site preparation work
  • 45112000 - Excavating and earthmoving work
  • 45213320 - Construction work for buildings relating to railway transport
  • 45221213 - Covered or partially-covered railway excavations
  • 45230000 - Construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork
  • 45232200 - Ancillary works for electricity power lines
  • 45234000 - Construction work for railways and cable transport systems
  • 45234121 - Tramway works
  • 45234126 - Tramline construction works
  • 45314300 - Installation of cable infrastructure
  • 45314310 - Installation of cable laying
  • 45340000 - Fencing, railing and safety equipment installation work
  • 50200000 - Repair, maintenance and associated services related to aircraft, railways, roads and marine equipment
  • 50220000 - Repair, maintenance and associated services related to railways and other equipment
  • 71313000 - Environmental engineering consultancy services
  • 71313450 - Environmental monitoring for construction
  • 77211300 - Tree-clearing services
  • 77312000 - Weed-clearance services
  • 90700000 - Environmental services
  • 79311000 - Survey services
  • 45221220 - Culverts


Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** TfW has appointed Amey Infrastructure Wales (AIW) as Managing Agent for works that may be sourced via the framework and are supporting TfW in developing and improving the CVL infrastructure and stations. AIW may also utilise the FW for associated works to be carried out on their behalf. This FW seeks to appoint a maximum of four tenderers to undertake troughing and minor line side civils work on the Core Valley Lines and any other Wales and Borders route projects as appropriate. Tender documents will be available via EtenderWales Please refer to project_46674 and ITT_86246 - Ancillary Civils Work to obtain the tender documentation. Any tenderer queries and responses and any circulars that may be issued during the tender period are to be communicated exclusively via the eTenderWales portal only. All responses will be shared with all tenderers unless the query is deemed confidential or commercially sensitive. Please ensure that any enquiries/clarifications raised via eTenderWales are free of any identifiable information, such as their name or the name of their company. (WA Ref:112827)