Winder Phillips Associates have been selected by the Department for Transport (DfT) as an ‘Expert’ supplier on the department’s Specialist Technical and Commercial Advice for Rail and Other Transport Modes (STARThree) Framework.
They will support the DfT’s portfolio of rail and other transport mode agreements, major projects and programs, and its policy and strategic work in transport. They will provide expertise and advice in Transport Strategy, Planning & Economic Forecasting (category A) and Transport Operations & Performance Analysis (category B).
Winder Phillips Associates are a specialist, independent management consultancy, with over 200 years of experience from across a small team of Partners. Their appointment will see Winder Phillips Associates work in collaboration on this framework worth up to £600 million in total, which will run over an initial two-year period with an option to extend by one or two years.
Steve Curtis, Partner & Framework Manager said: “We were thrilled with our appointment onto the STARThree Framework, and the opportunities it brings to share our Commercial and Operations expertise with the DfT and others. Just a few months into the Framework, we have already been part of winning submissions having successfully collaborated with other suppliers from within the Framework.”
Anna-jane Hunter, Partner said: “We can’t wait to get started on work resulting from the STARThree Framework. We look forward to continuing to support the DfT, as we have over many years, offering our experience and knowledge in many areas of contract development and assessment. Now is an important time for the industry and we’re delighted to be part of the team that will help deliver better solutions for UK Rail.”
Matthew Lee, Partner said: “Winder Phillips Associates were delighted to be successfully appointed and are committed to working and collaborating with our partners to assist the DfT with rails biggest challenges. The structure of the Framework means that small specialist organisations such as Winder Phillips Associates can compete with, or work alongside large international consultancies, as well as other SMEs.”