The Thames Tideway Tunnel

Thu, 05 June 2014

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is an organisation set up to construct a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the River Thames from increasing pollution (the ‘project’). The project will tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years, and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards.


During the construction phase of the project there will be an increase in traffic on the river Thames due to increased numbers of vessels transporting spoil, goods, and materials to support the project. The project is seeking to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of suitably trained boat masters to cope with the increased demand, and are minded to source a supplier to provide excellent training material that can be used to train boat masters working on the river Thames.


It is anticipated that development of the material shall commence in September 2014 and shall be completed in June 2015. It is estimated that the contract value will be in the region of £250k.


We are minded to procure a single supplier with the educational and technical experience and capability to provide a first rate suite of training material. As there is a wide range of technical and education modules, it is anticipated that the services of sub-consultant specialists will be required, and will be the responsibility of the single supplier to engage sub-consultants where required. 


Suppliers must have demonstrable experience and capability in:


  • Producing training/learning material to support marine based Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) syllabus
  • Producing written, e-learning and alternative learning aids
  • Engaging with key river Thames stakeholders
  • Working in collaboration with marine topic specialist sub authors/consultants/suppliers (e.g. navigation, ship stability)  to deliver marine training material and or educational material


This early market engagement exercise is looking for parties with relevant experience, capability and who are interested in being considered to deliver the above mentioned works.  Interested parties should provide Mark Lythaby, Programme Supply Chain Manager (, with their Legal Company Name and Company Registration Numbers no later than Friday June 27, 2014.


Note: Thames Tideway Tunnel anticipates issuing a formal ITT following this market engagement process, in early July 2014. For more information please visit our website:

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