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Transport for Wales – Core Valley Lines

Transport for Wales (TfW) has been established by the Welsh Government to drive forward the Welsh Government’s vision of a high quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network that the people of Wales are proud of. TfW is key to delivering the Welsh Government’s key themes as set out in Prosperity for All: The National Strategy.

On behalf of the Welsh Ministers, TfW have procured Keolis Amey Wales Cymru Limited (KAWCL) (operating as Transport for Wales Rail Services) to deliver rail services for the South Wales Metro project. The vision is to provide a service that is truly 'turn up and go', with better integration with other modes of transport, including buses, and flexible ticketing options. Travellers will be able to move easily across the south-east Wales region with improved capacity, improved quality and improved passenger information.

The Core Valley Lines (CVL) programme of works forms a significant part of the South Wales Metro project with a £738m transformation budget (including £136m contribution from the European Regional Development Fund) covering a broad spectrum of rail type works, to both improve and renew existing assets. Transport for Wales Rail Services will be responsible for management of the design, development and delivery of the investment to transform the CVL, which will include but is not limited to:

  • Provision of a new rail depot at Taffs Well to stable & service train and operate the network.
  • Refurbishment of stations to enhance passenger experience.
  • Extension of stations by creating new platforms.
  • Electrification of a significant amount of the rail network to reduce travel time and allow use of new metro carriages.
  • Renew / upgrade tracks as required.

KeolisAmey (the joint venture owners of Transport for Wales Rail Services) have extensive experience in delivering works of a similar nature via the operation and maintenance of both the Docklands Light Railway (London) and Metrolink (Manchester).

The terms of the Grant Agreement in place between Welsh Ministers and Transport for Wales Rail Services, allows for an element of self-delivery of the CVL transformation works. However, TfW have a vision of creating a lasting legacy in Wales and therefore a significant proportion of the works will be competitively tendered and awarded to both large companies and small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Where works are not to be self-delivered by Transport for Wales Rail Services, they will assist TfW in undertaking supply chain engagement and procuring suppliers to deliver robust and fair supplier agreements that reflect TfW values, with resultant contracts entered into between TfW and the supplier.

For information relating to potential opportunities for the Core Valley Lines programme, please refer to following link:

https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=19204  

Transport for Wales
Amey Keolis Infrastructure/Seilwaith Amey Keolis Limited
Transport for Wales Rail Services / Keolis Amey Operations Limited

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DateDetails
29/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice. 
Canal Feeder Bridge Topographical Survey
Reference No: JUL368158
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 05-Aug-21
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
29/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Relates to a project/programme financed by EU Funds 
TAM CAR Concrete Module Base (CVL-00099)
Reference No: JUL368036
Published By: Balfour Beatty Rail
Deadline Date: 06-Aug-21
Notice Type: Speculative Sub-Contract Opportunity
28/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice. 
Crane Devils footbridge Demo
Reference No: JUL368020
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 04-Aug-21
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
28/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice. 
RRV Crane Devils Demo
Reference No: JUL367864
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 28-Jul-21
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
26/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Postbox can be used for notice. 
Transport for Wales Core Valley Lines - Steel Plates
Reference No: JUL367702
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 06-Aug-21
Notice Type: Speculative Sub-Contract Opportunity
26/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Postbox can be used for notice. 
Transport for Wales Core Valley Lines - Barriers
Reference No: JUL367701
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 06-Aug-21
Notice Type: Speculative Sub-Contract Opportunity
23/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice. 
Stations - M&E and Telecoms
Reference No: JUL367518
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 30-Jul-21
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
23/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice. 
Civils - Stations
Reference No: JUL367391
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 30-Jul-21
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
23/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice. 
Ground Investigations CTL
Reference No: JUL367390
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 28-Jul-21
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
19/07/2021
Low value notice below the EU thresholds Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice. Suitable for consortia bidding 
Core Valley Lines OLE - Logistics
Reference No: JUL366889
Published By: Amey Rail Limited
Deadline Date: 26-Jul-21
Notice Type: Contract Notice
12/07/2021
Low value notice below the EU thresholds 
Piling subcontract to support civils installation of steel platforms
Reference No: JUL366126
Published By: Siemens Mobility Limited
Deadline Date: 
Notice Type: Speculative Notice
02/07/2021
Sub-contract notice Additional documents attached to notice. Postbox can be used for notice. 
Taff's Well Platform Fencing
Reference No: JUL365369
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 09-Jul-21
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
30/06/2021
Sub-contract notice Postbox can be used for notice. 
Taff's Well Contract Lift
Reference No: JUN365290
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 07-Jul-21
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
30/06/2021
Sub-contract notice Relates to a project/programme financed by EU Funds 
Specialist Road Haulage (CVL-00098)
Reference No: JUN365284
Published By: Balfour Beatty Rail
Deadline Date: 09-Jul-21
Notice Type: Speculative Sub-Contract Opportunity
25/06/2021
Sub-contract notice Relates to a project/programme financed by EU Funds 
Palisade Fencing (CVL-00097)
Reference No: JUN365135
Published By: Balfour Beatty Rail
Deadline Date: 02-Jul-21
Notice Type: Speculative Sub-Contract Opportunity
15/06/2021
Sub-contract notice 
Transport for Wales Core Valley Lines - Rhymney Drainage Survey
Reference No: JUN364831
Published By: Alun Griffiths Contractors
Deadline Date: 18-Jun-21
Notice Type: Sub-Contract Opportunity
24/05/2021
Sub-contract notice Relates to a project/programme financed by EU Funds 
Earthing Install (CVL-00081)
Reference No: MAY364019
Published By: Balfour Beatty Rail
Deadline Date: 04-Jun-21
Notice Type: Speculative Sub-Contract Opportunity
26/03/2021
Low value notice below the EU thresholds 
Fabrication and design of steel structures for the Rail Infrastructure (Lineside equipment support)
Reference No: MAR361481
Published By: Siemens Mobility Limited
Deadline Date: 
Notice Type: Speculative Notice
19/02/2021
Sub-contract notice Relates to a project/programme financed by EU Funds 
PWay Technical Delivery Consulting
Reference No: FEB359239
Published By: Balfour Beatty Rail
Deadline Date: 23-May-21
Notice Type: Speculative Sub-Contract Opportunity
07/01/2021
Low value notice below the EU thresholds 
Signalling Design Support Works
Reference No: JAN356673
Published By: Siemens Mobility Limited
Deadline Date: 25-Mar-21
Notice Type: Speculative Notice
03/09/2020
Low value notice below the EU thresholds 
Supply of Telecomms and Network Equipment for Rail Infrastructure
Reference No: SEP343952
Published By: Siemens Mobility Limited
Deadline Date: 
Notice Type: Speculative Notice