Working with you to deliver major railway upgrades

Our regionally based teams, each headed up by a capital delivery director, work hard to increase capacity on the network by developing, designing and delivering enhancements and large complex capital projects. Renewals works, to replace expired infrastructure with modern equivalents in line with our Railway Upgrade Plan, also fall under the responsibility of capital delivery.

With over 11,800 live projects nationwide, our capital delivery teams rely on an extensive supply chain to help deliver a better railway.

Changes to project advice notices

Project Advice Notices (PANs) are a vehicle for internal communication across the Network Rail capital delivery teams. A PAN is a document that communicates formal advice and instructions rapidly and in a consistent way within a programme or engineering team.

Previously, a register of PANs has been associated with the Network Rail standard and was published alongside these by external publishers of the standard. This standard is due to be withdrawn shortly, to be replaced by an internal process. PANs will continue to exist, but it will no longer be possible to publish the register on our standards publisher’s sites.

Going forward, the PAN register will be available on this page and updated on a quarterly basis.

View the latest PAN register (PDF)

We use an end-to-end procurement portal – BravoNR – to manage our supplier contract life cycle. You can register for an account and see our current tender opportunities for each region here.

Our IP Track workbank for control period 5 (CP5, 2014-19) is annualised and delivered as a national programme, separate from the regions. Each annual workbank is split into a number of frameworks (High Output, Plain Line and Switches & Crossings) with one supplier appointed per framework.

We publish this information every quarter to provide our suppliers and supply chain with high-level information on the deployment of teams across our national, regional and major programmes of work.

Glossary of Infrastructure Projects (IP) Track work code descriptions (Excel)

Plain Line CP5 and CP6 Workbank Schedule – June 2018

High Output CP5 Workbank Schedule – June 2018

Switches and Crossings CP5 and CP6 Workbank Schedule – June 2018

Contacts for our supply chain partners:

Babcock: Fraser Sim

Amey: Richard Kitchen

Colas: David Watts

Please note that Amey Rail is now delivering the Carillion track contracts

We recognise that providing our suppliers with visibility of our future procurement requirements creates a basis on which to plan their business, the ability to recruit, develop and retain staff with the skills necessary to support our demands and the knowledge to support investment decisions in plant and equipment, and innovation.

Infrastructure projects procurement strategy (PDF)

Infrastructure projects procurement programme (PDF)

We update our procurement pipeline every 4 weeks – view the current pipeline (xls)

News and events

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Dates for your diary

Network rail supplier conference – 30 June 2020: Save the date for our annual supplier conference at the Vox arena, Birmingham. More details to follow.

Contact us

For general supplier queries related to Infrastructure Projects, please email contactIP@networkrail.co.uk.

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