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Prequalification for the construction of the £700m South Wales Metro transport project to open soon

Aug 18, 2016

Transport for Wales will soon open prequalification for the construction of the £700m South Wales Metro transport project. The second phase in the Metro scheme was officially confirmed in July of 2015 and aims to improve public transport across Cardiff and the surrounding areas. Consultancy firm Mott MacDonald has been appointed to provide advice during the procurement process, which is due to begin in the next few months. The majority of the funding for this project has been provided by the UK and Welsh Government, with a further £100m expected from the European Union’s Regional Development Fund. Works are due to commence on this project in 2019 and will aim to be completed by 2022/2023. A number of engineering contractors will be appointed onto three key frameworks; power supply, civil works and permanent way works. Firms will also be selected to assist with developing detailed designs ahead of any awarded construction contracts. Formal invitations to tender will be issued in June of 2017. Read the article here. Founded in 2009 Thornton & Lowe has quickly grown as a niche bid management, procurement and training provider offering strategic guidance, operational support and business solutions to a range of clients including local authorities, NHS trusts, housing associations and SMEs. Working across over 125 different sectors since 2009 and assisting with over 400 contracts annually, Thornton & Lowe have developed a range of services, including bid and tender training, bid recruitment and bid and tender management, to help clients navigate the bidding process. For further information on the services provided by Thornton & Lowe, or to discuss your organisation’s specific requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our head office on 01204 238 046 or email the team at

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