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 This standard is due to be withdrawn shortly, to be replaced by an internal process.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.
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.
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.
We update our procurement pipeline every 4 weeks – view the current pipeline (xls)
We require high quality asset information to be able to make informed decisions about the operation of our rail network. We have therefore introduced Minimum Asset Data Requirements (MADR) for all assets that constitute the operational railway including those associated with:
- civils (structures and earthworks)
- off track (lineside, vegetation and drainage)
- electrical and power (coming soon)
MADR specifies the structured asset information which we require to maintain and manage an asset throughout its life cycle. MADR details the structured data to be provided by both Infrastructure Projects suppliers and our own Network Rail teams when renewing assets or installing new assets on the network.
MADR is referred to within the NR/L2/MTC/089 standard (also referred to as the Asset Management Plan (AMP) standard) which details the arrangements for the exchange of asset data and the continuing maintenance of assets undergoing change. Please note that MADR only specifies the minimum asset data to be provided and does not cover all asset data requirements agreed with projects as part of the Asset Management Plan (AMP) process.
News and events
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.
For general supplier queries related to Infrastructure Projects, please email contactIP@networkrail.co.uk.