The Mersey Gateway Project is likely to generate a number of commercial opportunities for a wide range of businesses.
The central contract will lead to the appointment of a project company to design, build, finance and operate the project. The final tenders from the three shortlisted bidders were given to the council on 10 April 2013. These are currently being assessed against a set of detailed criteria focusing on both quality and value of money. The three shortlisted bidders (in alphabetical order) are listed below, along with contact details for each bidding consortium:
- Balfour Beatty, Bouygues Travaux Publics, Egis Projects consortium, comprising equity members Balfour Beatty plc, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Egis Projects,
Ged Hewitt – email@example.com
- Merseylink consortium, comprising equity members Macquarie Capital Group Limited, Bilfinger Project Investments Europe Limited, Vialia Sociedad Gestora de Concesiones de Infraestructuras S.L. and FCC Construcción S.A.,
George Moir – firstname.lastname@example.org
- MGL consortium, comprising equity members BAM Nuttall, Hochtief PPP Solutions GmbH and Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras S.A.
William Bradbury – email@example.com
Smaller contracts relating to advance works and other opportunities will be advertised through The Chest – Halton Borough Council’s online procurement portal. You can register on The Chest for free to access tender opportunities for across Halton Borough Council, including Mersey Gateway or add your details to the Mersey Gateway suppliers register.