Delivering Enterprise Models in the UK Rail Sector

Delivering Enterprise Models in the UK Rail Sector
4 July 2022, 09:00-15:00
RIA Offices, Westminster (in-person only, limited capacity)

We would like to invite you to our first event on Enterprise Models in the UK Rail Sector, organised and run by Network Rail (NR), the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and the Railway Industry Association (RIA). The aim of the event is to generate a discussion on how to co-create and co-develop a Target Enterprise model for Rail through targeted workshops. We will be joined by John Halsall, Regional Managing Director, Network Rail, and Beth West, CEO, East West Rail.

There is a desire to see transformation in the way that infrastructure construction activity is developed and delivered in the UK. This is driven by UK Government policy, including the Construction Playbook and Transforming Infrastructure Performance: Roadmap to 2030. In response, major public infrastructure clients are revisiting their delivery models for future work programmes.

Network Rail is one such organisation. As part of its planning for procurement of work under CP7 2024-29, Network Rail regions are developing proposals for the way they will procure and deliver projects. New approaches will look at how the rail industry as a whole can work collectively to drive better outcomes. This includes implementation of the Infrastructure Client Group’s Project 13 model, as well as new approaches to alliancing. Projects and programmes including Transpennine Route Upgrade, Southern Integrated Delivery, East West Rail, and Levenmouth Reconnected are all testing Project 13 approaches with potential for wider rail implementation.

Such change will require Network Rail’s suppliers to understand, and align with, these new models. This proposal offers suggestions as to a structure for such engagement. It was thus proposed that a Supplier Readiness Programme be developed using a progressive approach to the development of learning products. The benefit of this approach is that it allows those involved in the process to themselves undergo learning while also rapidly developing lasting training products to benefit the wider rail supply chain. This programme will be developed and promoted by a collaboration of Network Rail, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, and Railway Industry Association.

The event
As a first step, NR, CECA and RIA have decided to set up an initial workshop, which will allow Network Rail to explore with its suppliers what are the key challenges that they foresee with the emerging commercial models for CP7. The event will take place at RIA offices, and it will include keynote speeches by John Halsall, Regional Managing Director, Network Rail, and Beth West, CEO, East West Rail. These will be followed by four workshops on enterprise models, where representatives from NR, clients and suppliers will be sharing their experience with these models and challenges they have faced. The aim of these workshops is to create a discussion where the audience can provide feedback on potential solutions to these challenges, which NR can then use to develop guidance on each of the issues raised.


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04/07/2022 09:00 - 15:00
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