Future opportunity

CP7 W&W Development Partner

  • Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-009657

Published 11 April 2022, 4:33pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

1 Eversholt Street






+44 1908781000


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

Other activity

Railway Services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

CP7 W&W Development Partner

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 71310000 - Consultative engineering and construction services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Network Rail Wales & Western Capital Delivery will be holding a supplier workshop on April 26th 2022.

The intention of this workshop is to engage with the supply chain regarding a proposed framework agreement for a Design Development Partner. The session will consist of an overview of Network Rail’s requirements, including the roles and responsibilities that will be required of the supplier and the potential nature of the workbank to be covered by the framework.

The workshop will be held at Network Rail’s SN1 office in Swindon (and also online via Microsoft Teams), on April 26th 2022 at 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (timings to be confirmed). If you would like to attend, please email james.tarr@networkrail.co.uk by Wednesday April 20th 2022 providing the following information, upon which a formal invite will be confirmed: Company name, attendees names & job titles.

Please note that places may be over-subscribed and we reserve the right to limit your number of attendees.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £25,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 71500000 - Construction-related services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Appointment of a Design Development Partner.

As part of the CP7 transition plan, Network Rail Wales & Western seeks to appoint a Design Development Partner for the region through a 5-8 year framework agreement. Development work will include multi-discipline railway enhancement projects covering Signalling, Power, Telecommunications, Building & Civils, Track, De-carbonisation etc..

The Partner will be expected to provide a full range of disciplines, including engineering, project management, programme planning, risk management, environmental and sustainability management, planning and consents management, alignment with Green Book guidance, architectural services, cost planning, highways services, minor works, construction management and principal designer accountability. This will initially cover the PACE 1 phase, with an option to continue to later PACE phases thereafter.

Our aim is to facilitate the establishment of a trusted relationship with a single partner, embrace supply chain innovation and technology and support the Intelligent Client model by reducing duplication of resource. The Design Development Partner will be expected to demonstrate how they will support Network Rail through innovation in terms of delivery solutions and by the depth of experience they will be able to call on within their organisational networks.

Procurement will be via an open market tender involving both PQQ and ITT stages. The contract duration will initially be 5 years with 3 annual extensions if required. The maximum estimated contract value over 8 years is anticipated to be £25 million. The contract will be a framework arrangement with separate task instructions for each workflow.

two.2.14) Additional information

This is not an invitation to tender, it is solely a market engagement exercise and no direct business will be awarded as a result of participating in this exercise. Further responding to this PIN will not in any way advantage or disadvantage any supplier in a future procurement exercise. Following the market engagement exercise, Network Rail will not be bound to conduct a procurement exercise.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

11 August 2022

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No