I have been inundated with emails from IT services suppliers today about them being included in a framework by Network Rail.
TCS, Cognizant and Accenture have all sent press alerts out about being awarded a framework contract.
Obviously this does not mean they have won any business yet but it does mean Network rail is planning to put some contracts out to tender.
This is part of Network Rail’s plan to reduce the number of suppliers it works with. It also includes CSC. They are preferred suppliers and will still have to negotiate to win contracts.
Read this CIO interview with Susan Cooklin, at Network Rail.