The ‘InterCity East Coast prospectus’ has been produced to give information to potential bidders the InterCity East Coast franchise competition to:
- give detail and information about the InterCity East Coast franchise opportunity to allow prospective bidders to decide whether they wish to seek prequalification, either as a single entity or as part of a consortium
- communicate what is important to DfT in relation to the franchise which will enable interested parties to begin preparations to bid
- indicate some of the key areas, risks and responsibilities which bidders will need to consider when preparing their bid
An InterCity East Coast consultation summary report and InterCity East Coast (ICEC) franchise 2013: OJEU Notice and pre-qualification documentation have also been published.