Amey is delighted to have been awarded Network Rail’s Civil Examination Framework Agreement (CEFA) in all five of the rail provider’s geographical territories, beating rival bids from other leading consultancies. This success extends Amey’s rail consultancy capabilities nationwide, enabling the development of its rail business in all geographical areas.
Mel Ewell, CEO Amey said: “We are extremely proud of achieving a 100% tender success rate for Network Rail’s CEFA contracts, which is the best result we could have hoped for. This is an exciting opportunity for Amey to strengthen our rail consultancy capability, building on over 10 years experience providing engineering expertise to Network Rail.
We are in a very strong position to meet the needs of the contracts and look forward to the opportunity to develop our existing partnership. By using our position as sole provider we will be able to drive efficiencies; bringing mutual growth and benefits to both organisations.”
The new CEFA contracts integrate the provision of civil asset examinations and assessments that were traditionally let as separate contracts. Network Rail previously had approximately 20 different contracts in place, with over 14 different suppliers undertaking its civil examinations, structural and building assessments, and earthworks.
These contracts are now amalgamated into one single framework, under the heading Civil Examination Framework Agreement (CEFA), incorporating structural examinations (bridges, tunnels, viaducts), structural assessments (bridges, depots, station canopies), operational property inspections (stations, signal boxes, train maintenance depots), earthworks examinations (soil and rock slopes) and rapid response (bridge strikes, embankment slippage and structural defects).
Amey’s bid reflected the significant efficiencies that are achievable through combining asset groups and geographical areas. Amey is looking forward to working closely with Network Rail to develop and implement further innovations and efficiencies during the course of the five year contracts, each of which has the possibility of a two year extension.