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445-19-433-PS - Rail Procurement, Financial and Commercial Advisor


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RFx ID : 20704544
Tender Name : 445-19-433-PS - Rail Procurement, Financial and Commercial Advisor
Reference # : 445-19-433-PS
Open Date : Friday, 8 February 2019 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Monday, 4 March 2019 10:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 81100000 - Professional engineering services
  • 84000000 - Financial and Insurance Services
  • Auckland
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Petrina Keane
09 447 5121
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

The current rail operating contract for Auckland metro services has been in place for a number of years, with Transdev and its predecessors operating the Auckland concession since 2004, which has been extended a number of times by a series of contract renewals.

AT is now wishing to undertake a tendering process for a new rail operating contract for effect from 2021.

Key considerations for the successful tendering of a new rail operating contract in Auckland include:
o Determining the most appropriate business model for outsourced rail delivery in Auckland
o Establishing the scope of responsibilities that are placed on the operator and the manner in which the interfaces between the operator and other participants are managed.
o Ensuring the appropriate balance of risk and reward is built into the new contract, with appropriate incentives to drive the performance standards needed to enhance the reliability, comfort and safety of the rail service.
o Developing a contract that is able to deal with the significant changes facing the rail operating environment over the coming years and is prepared in accordance with the principles of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM).
o Strong financial modelling to build a robust shadow bid and to calibrate the financial mechanisms included in the contract and to model the evaluative criteria included in the tender.
o Designing a tender process and contract to closely match AT objectives and industry expectations.
o Maximising contestability to enhance value for money outcomes for