New civils firms line-up for London Tube upgrade

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Transport for London has named the new line-up of subcontractors it will use to deliver civils work during the London Underground modernisation programme.

Delivery shake-up sees 37 civils specialists named for SWIP

Tube bosses decided to cut-out main contractors altogether to work directly with specialist subcontractors on the £330m stations upgrade.

London Underground’s in-house Station Works and Improvement Programme team now acts as an internal principal contractor in the hope that working directly with the trade contractors using three consultants to oversee work on the 70-station improvement programme will cut costs by 25%.

Large civil engineering project work worth over £2m will be subcontracted out to just seven firms, with 30 other tier 2 and tier 3 contractors prequalified for smaller packages on the SWIP framework.

London Underground SWIP framework
Civils jobs over £2m Jobs £300k – £2m Jobs up to £300K
MPB Structures Ductclean (UK ) T Loughman and Co
KN Network Services V G Clements Contractors Robert Stevens and Sons
Graham Construction TeamForce Labour Power + Line
Giffen Group Taziker Industrial Pod-Trak
Galldris Construction Spoor-Tech Platelayers
Barhale Construction RJC UK OCL RAIL
BCM Construction Pyramid Builders McNealy Brown
POS Rail Services McGinley Support Services (Infrastructure)
OnSite Central Loftus Construction Solutions
Livis JNG Construction
Kilnbridge Construction Services Irvine Grenson
Global Rail Construction HA Marks
Elm Site Services Barcol
D and D Rail
Braybrook
Blara Safety UK
BPH Rail and Civil Engineering

The framework agreement is for an initial five years, which could be extended by three more years.

A source told the Enquirer: “We have yet to hear how much LU aims to spend over the framework and how things will be packaged up.

“The way it will work is the firms pre-tendered for higher work packages will also be able to bid for smaller work lots.”

London Underground bosses introduced the new ‘Stake delivery model’ dropping main contractors to give specialists greater freedom to value engineer and innovate freely.

 

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