Our clients benefit from our extensive, senior level experience of the UK rail industry.
We advise private and public sector clients on macro-level issues including market entry analysis and advice, bidding opportunity pipeline and strategy, industry level commercial and contract matters, but also provide clients with invaluable advice on technical, commercial and contractual matters.
We also advise UK Government on the development of railway contract specification including operational and financial requirements, evaluation and procurement criterion. Our team engages across the range of key stakeholders to ensure the views of each are appropriately considered and captured.
In short, we simplify complex commercial and contractual issues to reach pragmatic outcomes. For over two decades we have been heavily focussed on advising private and public sector clients in relation to the commercial and contractual aspects of the railway.
Contracts in the transport industry are typically heavy, burdensome documents with a myriad of interacting commercial and operational requirements and obligations. Our vast experience shaping, managing and delivering against these contracts is what enables us to help clients identify and understand the core contractual issues that require compliance or resolution and develop pathways to achieving this.
Our experience in these areas is also what positions UK Rail Advisory so well to advise clients on bidding for the right to operate under such contracts.
UK Rail Advisory has a successful track record of leading bid teams and technical workstreams on high value tenders.
Our Clients benefit from UKRA’s unique combination of an organic understanding of Contracting Authority requirements, gained from years of experience constructing similar tender documentation for Authorities, and our frontline operational experience of working in the transport sector.
We can support clients with ad hoc resourcing and advice or engage from the outset of a bid through the entire process, including:
UK Rail Advisory has built somewhat of a niche in the industry through its financial advisory work with both public and private sector clients. We often advise the UK Department for Transport in an in-house capacity – integrating ourselves within the Department’s core project team while acting as ‘intelligent client’ to ensure robust commercial and financial outcomes are delivered.
We also lend our financial expertise to several of the major accounting and technical advisory firms to provide advice to the UK Department for Transport on key rail projects, ranging from project assurance to more traditional financial advisory work on high value transactions.
Our private sector clients benefit from UKRA’s long-established financial and commercial experience in the transport sector as well as our innate understanding of Government tendering processes and requirements, gleaned from the expansive list of projects on which we have advised Government in these areas.
We lead Client projects as we would our own – with a focus on establishing high quality processes that deliver high quality outcomes.
Our senior team is renowned for its breadth of experience throughout the industry, which means we are able to step in and integrate with Client teams, garner rapport and manage key stakeholders from the outset.
We pride ourselves on being easy to work with and flexible in approach - we can led Client projects from their inception but have also been tasked with re-focussing or ‘rescuing’ projects mid-lifecycle.
Our team comprises industry specialist writers who work with clients on their bids for high profile and high value contracts in the transport sector. We have worked on bids relating to rail franchises and concessions, rolling stock manufacture and operations, ferry operations, bus operations and airside transport endeavours.
Our expertise, experience and quality-controlled approach ensures that bids we produce are of the highest quality. We can support clients with ad hoc resourcing and advice or engage from the outset of a bid through the entire process, including:
Each of our clients has their own track record of successes and technical expertise, as well as a raft of ideas and innovations for the future – we work closely with them to find the right overall bidding strategy to turn these strengths, capabilities and ideas into high scoring bids and enable the best chance of success.