Crossrail Limited (CRL) invited four prequalified bidders to submit tenders to provide Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) proposals for resourcing the new Crossrail train services to be introduced from 2017.
Our client's challenge
Hitachi has a huge wealth of rolling stock design, build and delivery expertise and experience, based to a large degree in Japan, to underpin the commercial, maintenance, testing and commissioning functions that are now largely led from UK.
Ensuring that this technical expertise is captured and presented effectively in a complex tender submission, such as for Crossrail, is a significant challenge – especially as the structuring of the submissions and the scoring concepts become more complicated and stringent. The potential in any bid is significant for good content to be marked down or to go unmarked completely due to relatively small errors in the interpretation of the requirements or the response to such requirements being placed in the wrong document. HRE wished to make the best possible use of the opportunity provided to check and correct for any such risk of being marked down on this basis.