The UK rail industry is one of the most highly developed and evolving industries - with over 180,000 employees, 20,000 miles of railway line, 2,500 stations, and HS2 underway, the rail industry has a significant number of rail tenders released each year.

Rail tenders can be released using several methods; from Network Rail’s new Bravo Portal through to HS2 e-sourcing, Achilles and OJEU. In addition, there are 16 TOC’s (Train Operating Companies) that have additional individual portals in which to procure services and products.

BWL Consulting bid writers have a vast amount of experience and understanding the bespoke requirements of each rail specification, technical response requirements, and understanding the terms of the contract such as Network Rail’s NR Terms and Conditions.

BWL Consulting can also bring a unique understanding of the standards associated with trackside works and specialist services in major managed stations.

As well as writing operational and technical bid responses, we develop a range of evidence including P6 programmes, MSProject programmes, resource loaded programmes, histograms, CV’s, project organisational charts, and bespoke infographics.

Some of the tenders we regularly support include:

  • PAN FM works
  • Refurbishment works
  • Bridge works
  • Substation works
  • Reinstatement cost valuations
  • High-Performance Switch System (HPSS)
  • Design and build
  • A.C. electrification traction supply systems
  • Level crossing obstacle detection systems
  • Cost planning and estimating services
  • Train control systems
  • Large projects
  • Maintenance and installation works
  • Civil engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Asbestos management
  • Asbestos removal
  • Security maintenance
  • Fire maintenance
  • Supply of 25 kV disconnectors for overhead line equipment

In addition to completing rail tenders, BWL Consulting successfully writes and develops a range of award applications for the UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA). We also design a range of supporting documents to provide visual evidence of the project, areas of added value, and project outputs.

If you would like further information regarding our bid writing services, then please contact us and a member of our team will discuss your requirements in detail.