The major risks in delivering a programme of infrastructure improvements are surety of programme delivery, cost certainty, and clear stakeholder engagement.
When procuring the 5 year IP Southern Multi-Functional Framework, Network Rail took the strategic decision to appoint a single design and construct contractor on each route. They based their approach on developing trusted relationships with shared goals, responsibilities and clear accountability to deliver their framework objectives.
Osborne was appointed as the single partner for the Wessex Route. The complexity of the programme is immense. Typically delivering £50m and 80 projects per annum, that will improve the resilience and reliability of railway infrastructure assets from London to South Dorset.
How could the arrangement deliver efficiencies in design development?