Four shortlisted for £90m Edinburgh tram extension deal

Grant Prior 9 months ago
Share

Four bidders have been shortlisted  for the main £90m Infrastructure and Systems contract for the planned York Place to Newhaven extension of the Edinburgh tram network.

The shortlisted bidders are:

  • BAM Colas Rail JV
  • Dragados
  • Farrans Sacyr Neopul JV
  • Sisk Steconfer JV

The quartet will now be invited to tender in mid-April for work including design and construction of all track, overhead line, tram stops, systems infrastructure, road infrastructure and public realm.

Following the tender period, which is likely to last until late summer 2018, the Council will update the Final Business Case and seek a Council decision in late 2018 as to whether the project should proceed to the construction stage.

A separate £25m utility diversions deal for the project is also currently out to tender.

The council is taking a cautious approach to tendering after major cost overruns on the earlier city centre phases.

Transport Convener Councillor Lesley Macinnes said: “When the Outline Business Case was approved by Council in September 2017 we pledged to test the OBC with a robust procurement process before reporting back with the Final Business Case.

“Our project team – the same team who successfully delivered the tram to York Place following mediation – has worked very closely with the market over the past 18 months, developing a contract strategy that meets market expectations and the requirements of the Council.

“We were very pleased with the significant level of interest from local, national and international bidders and this process has resulted in a strong shortlist of experienced design and build contractors as we move on to the tender stage.”

Latest news

Essex contractor collapses after posting record results

Bolt and Heeks Ltd in administratron with 55 job losses
5 hours ago

Architects win post-Brexit talent deal

Designers win concessions but construction trade bodies still floundering
52 mins ago

Science park starts contractor hunt for £12m office scheme

Construction work up for grabs on trio of buildings near Liverpool
5 hours ago

Hitachi to pull out of £14bn Anglesey nuclear power plant

Hitachi plans for Anglesey nuclear power plant now in doubt
4 hours ago

M&E specialist Ameon replaces Imtech on Graham site

Subcontractor steps in to keep project on track
4 hours ago

Marshalls to buy rival concrete brick maker

Marshalls to buy Edenhall for up to £17m
5 hours ago

Argent gets go-ahead for major Tottenham Hale revamp

Contractor hunt to start soon with construction set to start next summer
1 day ago

Drylining boss banned for tax dodging

Insolvency Service investigators uncover huge CIS and VAT payment discrepancies
1 day ago

£2bn Elephant & Castle shopping centre scheme final go-ahead

Demolition to start after London mayor nods through vast scheme
1 day ago

Modular building specialist goes into administration

Timber accommodation pod maker Carbon Dynamic runs out of cash on major contract
1 day ago

Structural engineer crushed under scaffold tubes

Housing giant and scaffold contractor fined a total of £180,000
1 day ago

Consultant MHBC merges with Cumming

City of London based firm now part of global giant
1 day ago

Crossrail delayed again as costs rise by another £2bn

Mayor attacks previous management team who insisted project was "on time and on budget"
2 days ago

Top housing association hires Lendlease resi chief

Richard Cook will lead Clarion Group's ambitious development plans
2 days ago

UK’s tallest Premier Inn plan in Docklands

Premier Inn books in at 30-storey mixed resi and hotel scheme
1 day ago

Kier wins £45m Cambridge schools campus phase one

Northstowe education campus includes a new 1,800 pupil secondary
1 day ago

Ian Lawson to advise McLaren on growth plans

Former Severfield and Kier boss becomes consultant at expanding contractor
2 days ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
7 months ago

Interserve shares collapse as rescue talks continue

Shares slump to all-time low as firm now worth under £13m
3 days ago

Forrest falls into administration

Construction and housing divisions to cease trading while Engie buys refurb and energy contracts
5 days ago

Wates chief draws up first best behaviour code for private firms

Wates Principles to raise corporate governance standards at private firms
2 days ago

Plan for Bristol Finzels Reach £140m phase 2

Former Avon Fire and Rescue HQ to be transformed with 300 homes and offices
2 days ago

Labour calls for public contract bidding ban on Interserve

Shadow minister demands action to protect taxpayers
2 days ago

£750m East of England framework out for rebid

Construction work to be broken into four project value bands
2 days ago

Lakehouse staff let go as subcontractors quit sites

Workers made redundant and suppliers leaving sites just months after sale
5 days ago

Kier scores November contracts league double

£300m London luxury flats project extends Kier's lead at top of annualised league
5 days ago

Green light for £300m Norwich mixed used scheme

Weston Homes to build 1.2m sq ft scheme creating a "Covent Garden" style urban quarter
5 days ago

Former Kier boss joins McCarthy & Stone

Nigel Turner to lead drive to reduce construction costs
5 days ago

Vermont replaces Forrest on £100m Liverpool site

Elliot Group moves quickly to secure new main contractor as existing site team taken on
6 days ago

Bristol contractor goes into administration

Majority of 50-strong workforce at Helm Construction made redundant
6 days ago

Contractor services