Answer to a request for information on how the Thameslink rolling stock project evaluated both bids and potential cost to the UK economy.
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We received a request for information on the Thameslink rolling stock project.
The request asked:
- how we decided on the ‘best value for money for taxpayers’
- scores given to bids from Siemens Plc with Cross London trains (XLT) and Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd with Velocity
- how many UK jobs would be lost in Derby and other areas because of the project
The criteria we use to evaluate bids are available in the Invitation to tender.
However, at the time of the request, no supplier for the Thameslink rolling stock project had been named. Because of this, any details of bids were considered commercially sensitive and not given.
In the Invitation to tender, we say that we will evaluate bids on affordability, value for money and deliverability, among other factors. The department did not carry out a specific economic impact assessment beyond judging the bids against the criteria in the Invitation to tender.