Jacobs to provide technical and commercial advice to DfT

Jacobs has been selected to provide technical and commercial advice to the Department for Transport. 

The company has been named as a prime consultant by the DfT on its latest Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail and Other Transport Modes (STARThree) Framework . 

It will support the department’s portfolio of rail and other transport mode agreements, major projects and programs, and its policy and strategic work in transport. 

The DfT expects the framework to run over an initial two-year period with an option to extend by one or two years.

Jacobs will collaborate closely with other organizations including its  STARThree supply chain of BMG Research Group, Direx Solutions, Grant Thornton UK LLP, HKA, MI-GSO | PCUBED, Newcastle University, PA Consulting, Simetrica-Jacobs, Steel Associates and Vectura Advisory.

Services to be delivered by Jacobs through the framework include transport strategy, planning, operations and commercial advice to DfT as it delivers road, rail and aviation infrastructure projects, and seeks to address major transport challenges, like aging infrastructure, decarbonization, reliability and safety, and the needs of communities.

Kate Kenny, Jacobs People & Places Solutions senior vice president Europe, said: “This is an exciting opportunity enabling Jacobs to continue our track-record of delivering high calibre professional, technical and commercial advice to the Department for Transport and our other key clients who are able to access the framework, including the Great British Railways Transition Team, Network Rail and High Speed 2.

“We bring diverse capabilities and experience in rail and other critical transportation infrastructure to support DfT in creating more connected, greener transport choices that will help communities and businesses to thrive.

“Through the framework, we look forward to working collaboratively to maximize participation of small and medium enterprises in the supply chain to access more diverse innovation and experience.”

Jacobs, which has supported the DfT for many years, has also recently been appointed, with Grant Thornton, Direx Solutions and Atkins, as technical advisors for the in-life management of National Rail Contracts – building on its support to the DfT Rail Passenger Services team over the last three years.

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