Awarded contract

Supply of an electric-powered shunting locomotive (800 tonne hauling capacity)

  • Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

F06: Contract award notice – utilities

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-011425

Published 21 May 2021, 10:45pm

Section one: Contracting entity

one.1) Name and addresses

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

1 Eversholt Street




Simon Godfrey



+44 1908781000


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address

one.6) Main activity

Railway services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Supply of an electric-powered shunting locomotive (800 tonne hauling capacity)

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 34611000 - Locomotives

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Supply of an electric-powered shunting vehicle for Holgate site

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 34610000 - Rail locomotives and tenders
  • 34611000 - Locomotives
  • 34621000 - Railway maintenance or service vehicles, and railway freight wagons

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKE - Yorkshire and the Humber
Main site or place of performance

Holgate Works, York

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Holgate Works Enhancement Plan will dramatically increase the type, size and volume of rail vehicles handled by the workshop.

The current shunting equipment consists of:

• A life-expired diesel road/ rail shunter.

• An electric-powered crab shunter

Owing to its size, the diesel shunter is unable to access many areas of the workshop (insufficient clearance at entrances) - this creates operational inefficiency making it necessary to complete movements within the workshop premises using the electric shunter.

Both units are designed for shunting small quantities of empty wagons of relatively low tare weight.

In future, Holgate Works will be handling much larger train sets that include multiple On-track Plant (OTP)/ On-track Machines (OTMs), and other specialist vehicles with significantly increased tare weights and train set lengths. The shunting equipment referred to above does not possess the capacity to handle such equipment without the application of inefficient and time-consuming working practices, such as splitting trains into single vehicles in the yard before transferring them to the workshop for overhaul.

The requirement is to replace the existing equipment with an electric-poweered shunter that has the capacity to transfer complete wagon sets from the yard to the workshop

It is Network Rail’s aspiration to source a solution that has the capability to operate both on and off-rail.

In addition, as part of Network Rail’s drive to support the climate change and sustainability agenda, an electric-powered shunter (rather than a diesel one) has been specified.

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2020/S 098-236243

Section five. Award of contract

Contract No



Manufacture and Supply of a Shunting Vehicle for Holgate Workshop

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

1 February 2021

Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

High Court



United Kingdom