TfGM shortlists bidders for 10-year Metrolink contract
Posted: 19 October 2015 | Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has named four shortlisted companies who have pre-qualified to bid for the operation and maintenance of Metrolink from 2017. Following evaluation of pre-qualification questionnaires in July 2015, TfGM has shortlisted KeolisAmey, National Express, Transdev and RATP Dev to enter the tender stage of the procurement process to operate Metrolink from […]
Following evaluation of pre-qualification questionnaires in July 2015, TfGM has shortlisted KeolisAmey, National Express, Transdev and RATP Dev to enter the tender stage of the procurement process to operate Metrolink from 2017 when the existing contract ends.
The 10-year contract will commence in 2017 coinciding with Metrolink’s silver jubilee and completion of the Second City Crossing (2CC), the final piece of a transformational expansion that has trebled the size of the original network. Construction, subject to the outcome of a public enquiry, may also be underway to further extend the network to Trafford Park.
As well as operating and maintaining the network, the successful bidder will be expected to deliver a high quality, safe, reliable and customer-focused service and support the many major events that are held frequently across Greater Manchester.
10-year Metrolink contract will commence in 2017 and coincide with completion of the Second City Crossing
An invitation to negotiate will be issued in early 2016 and the contract is expected to be signed in January 2017. There will be a six-month mobilisation period with the new contract commencing in July 2017.
TfGM’s Chief Executive Dr Jon Lamonte said: “This is a truly exciting time for TfGM and the people of Greater Manchester and we are looking for a partner to work with us and realise the full benefits of the unprecedented growth and investment we are seeing across Metrolink.
“I am in no doubt that this is an excellent opportunity to take over the controls of the largest tram network in the country, an established Greater Manchester icon, and a symbol of Greater Manchester’s ardent ambition and appetite for growth.
“I am pleased to be able to share the shortlist publically and I look forward to working with KeolisAmey, National Express, Transdev and RATP Dev on this journey.”