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FPA have a successful track record of project mobilisation and we are pleased to have them as part of our team.


Roger Harrison, Chairman, Tramlink Nottingham

Heavy & Light Rail, Tramways, Franchises & Concessions....

We can provide a Project Procurement Manager as part of your Mobilisation Team. We have a track record of working within the UK rail sector including heavy, light and tramways, handling all aspects of procurement for mobilisation projects.

Our wealth of experience and knowledge within this sector enables us to offer skilled procurement professionals who can hit the ground running ensuring that tight timescales are achieved.

Typical tasks during a Mobilisation :

  • assessing contracts to novate/assign/terminate
  • ensuring all commercial arrangements are in place prior to the transfer 
  • compiling Supplier and Contracts Registers and Schedules, to legal documentation
  • communicating with suppliers of the progress on the project
  • working with, and reporting to, the Project Team on a regular basis to ensure a seamless transition.

Success for Tramlink Nottingham Consortium at the Light Rail Awards 2012

The accolade follows the award by Nottingham City Council in December 2011 of the contract to both extend and operate NET to the Tramlink Nottingham Consortium.

Judges were impressed by the project’s innovative approach to funding of the £570 million development scheme, which includes the use of the local Workplace Parking Levy, along with its unique commitment to delivering widespread transport and economic benefits, including opportunities for local people and companies.

Following the awards, Chairman Roger Harrison said: “We’re delighted that our different and unique approach to funding and developing services has been recognised within the industry.”

FPA are delighted to have supported the mobilisation stage of the project with Procurement and Programme managers and are pleased to still be supporting the Team into the operational phase of implementing new tram lines. 

Read more here

Management of transferring supplier contracts

DB Regio Tyne and Wear won the contract from Nexus, Tyne and Wear’s Passenger Transport Executive, to operate the stations and trains running on the light rail network for a period of nine years. The Metro is used by 40 million passengers a year in Newcastle and Sunderland.

DB Regio needed procurement support during their project mobilisation phase and so engaged us to advise them.  Procurement Director Roger Guest spent three months based in Newcastle working as part of the mobilisation team.

Working proactively with the respective Work Stream Leaders, against strict deadlines, Roger negotiated new arrangements ensuring best value for money in both tendered and negotiated situations.

Richard McClean, Managing Director, DB Regio Tyne and Wear comments "FPA Consulting provided us with a professional service against tight timescales which allowed us to get the maximum commercial benefit from our key suppliers, allowing us to commence operations on  time and to budget".

Other Mobilisation Teams we've been part of :

  • London Midland rail franchise
  • Tyne & Wear Metro concession
  • Nottingham Express Transit concession
  • Greater Anglia rail franchise
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