The below Parliamentary question was asked by Gerald Kaufman on 2014-06-24.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which external consultants were involved in the design of the rail passenger franchise directly awarded to West Coast Trains Ltd; and what the cost to his Department was in each case.
The Department for Transport ran a procurement for legal, technical and financial advisers for the InterCity West Coast Direct Award project. The advisers contracted, and the estimated fees to be paid for the work on the project, are shown below:
Legal advisers – Addleshaw Goddard – £204,960
Technical advisers – TRL-Halcrow – £227,607
Financial advisers – PwC – £264,467