EiB’s Strategic Work Winning Team, led by Director Richard Roddie, supported the Sacyr, Farrans, Neopul Joint Venture (SFNJV) in developing their bid to secure the £90 million design, build and operate contract for the 4.6km Edinburgh tram extension to Newhaven. Our support included developing the bid strategy; initial storyboarding of the question responses; review and challenge of responses and final editing and improvement to help produce a winning tender.
SFNJV Project Director Alejandro Mendoza Monfort said: “Our teams have worked meticulously through the tender process set out by the council and we now look forward to a positive outcome at the business case review by councillors on 14 March. SFNJV will bring wide-ranging experience between the three companies to the project into one team, we have a great combination of international and local experience of large scale civil engineering projects”.
The extension to Newhaven could see the number of passengers increase dramatically to 14 million a year. This is good news for the City of Edinburgh Council, with figures from the end of 2018 showing 7.3 million people travelled on trams in Edinburgh over the year, representing a 10% increase from 2017. The planned extension will also continue to boost profit made from the tram system, which in 2017 reported profits of £1.6m, up from £252,000 in 2016.
EiB Work Winning Director Richard Roddie said: “It was a pleasure to lead our bid team in supporting this international JV through this challenging tender and am pleased our collaborative approach has delivered a successful outcome for all involved”.