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Nexus is currently seeking to procure three contracts worth around £500m as part of the Nexus Fleet Replacement Programme on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

They are holding an event on Monday 8 October at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. This event will give businesses the opportunity to meet bidders, listen to briefings from the Nexus team and potentially have an opportunity to pitch to the potential suppliers. The different contract opportunities, which are in construction, manufacture and maintenance, are described in detail below.

1. Manufacture and supply of a fleet of 42 new trains with opportunities for suppliers in the following areas:

  • Design, supply and assembly of systems, sub-systems, components and system software / firmware
  • Vehicle body design, manufacture, fabrication and assembly
  • Testing and commissioning services for vehicle systems
  • Transportation of new and existing fleet

 

2. Maintenance of the outgoing and the new fleet with opportunities for suppliers in the following areas:

  • Supply of systems, subsystems, components and consumables associated with the maintenance of existing and new fleet
  • Supply of plant, equipment and tools to serve fleet maintenance requirements
  • Disposal of current fleet

 

3. Construction of a new maintenance facility for the new fleet, with opportunities for suppliers in the following areas:

  • Demolition of an existing depot building
  • Decommissioning and removal of railway assets
  • Design, construction, testing and commissioning of new railway assets
  • Design and construction of a new depot building
  • Provision of plant and equipment to serve fleet maintenance activities
  • Provision of building maintenance services
  • The move brings huge opportunities for businesses to be part of a new supply chain working with the bidders


Register for the Nexus event here.

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Andrew Hodgson