Four bidders shortlisted for £500m Bank station upgrade

Grant Prior 7 years ago
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London Underground has confirmed the four bidding groups shortlisted for the £500m revamp of Bank Station in the City of London.

The quartet in the hunt are:

  • BFK Joint Venture (BAM Nuttall,  Ferrovial SA &  Kier)
  • CVC Joint Venture (Costain,  VINCI Grand Projets & VINCI Construction)
  • Dragados SA
  • MBA Joint Venture (Morgan Sindall, Balfour Beatty & Alpine Bemo Tunnelling)

All four will now go through the new Innovative Contractor Engagement (ICE) procurement process to select a winner by July 2013.

The ICE process was highlighted in yesterday’s Government report on cutting infrastructure costs and is designed to shave up to 20% off traditional procurement methods.

David Waboso, LU’s Capital Programmes Director said: “We are using the new ICE procurement process for the first time with this project.

“This process should improve our relationship with the contractor market and get the benefits of early contractor involvement while developing major design and build contracts.”

The process has been designed to allow bidders to bring their expertise and knowledge to drive innovation that will reduce cost and risk to the project.

This innovation will be commercially confidential to each bidder so they are able to fully derive the value and competitive advantage of their innovation through the procurement process.

The Bank and Monument Tube station complex is located in the heart of the City of London financial district and is the fourth busiest interchange station on the Underground network with 96,000 customers during the morning rush hours.

Bank is a key interchange served by six lines (Northern, Central, Waterloo & City, and at the Monument end of the same station complex, the District & Circle), as well as the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), for which Bank is the main central London terminus.

The upgrade project will, by 2021, deliver increased capacity at Bank station and a step-free route between the Northern line platforms, DLR and street levels.

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