The brief: To assist Agility Trains in a highly competitive bidding process for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

The clientSuccessful bidders for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP)Agility Trains is a consortium of Hitachi, Barclays Private Equity, and John Laing.  

The approachTo get the wheels in motion, the consortium required a robust risk management plan to support its bid.  

It’s not just Intercity that ‘makes the going easy’. In developing the plan, Equib’s consultants were able to set out how the consortium would manage risks and opportunities, on behalf of all stakeholders, at each stage of the project.  

A strategy was devised allowing the consortium’s delivery partners to work together efficiently, helping to reduce the overall cost of the project. Using Risk Assessments and Risk Management PlansEquib was able to support Agility Trains in winning the £7.5bn contract, including replacements for both Intercity 125 and 225 trains.   

The result: Agility Trains made the grade and was selected by Government as the preferred bidder for the IEP contract, along with the Department of Transport (DfT).