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We offer a procurement outsourcing service, handling all aspects of procurement as part of our clients' larger projects.  We have a history of rail procurement together with expertise in the healthcare and professional services sectors and the public sector.

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".

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. 

Management of contract transfers

DB Regio needed procurement support during the mobilisation phase of the project and so, recognising the wealth of practical experience in procurement, not least in the UK Rail sector, engaged us to advise them. 

Procurement Director Roger Guest spent three months based in Newcastle working as part of the mobilisation team.  His main remit was:

  • To ensure that all commercial arrangements were in place prior to the date the concession was transferred to DB Regio Tyne and Wear. 

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. 

Procurement support

The relationship between us and the parent company DB Regio UK goes back a number of years through our close involvement in providing procurement support to Chiltern Railways in numerous areas and during the mobilisation phase of the London Overground concession.


Further Recommendations....

Carolyn Munton, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Royal College of Nursing comments “I have worked with FPA across a wide range of projects and have always valued their thoughtful measured approach. They always strive to ensure I am kept up to-date throughout the project and ultimately deliver a better outcome than I was anticipating”.

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