North Star Partners with Atkins to Provide Consultancy Support to the Department for Transport’s Rail Executive as Part of the New STAR (Specialist Technical Advice for Rail) Framework

September 2015

North Star is delighted to announce that it has partnered with Atkins to provide consultancy support to the Department for Transport’s Rail Executive as part of the new STAR (Specialist Technical Advice for Rail) framework.

The STAR framework was developed by Rail Executive as it sought to “procure the very best expertise available within the marketplace to offer specialist railway technical and commercial advisory service that support the DfT’s rail contracting, major rail projects and other rail-related activities.”

Atkins was named as a PRIME grade STAR supplier following its response to the release of the STAR framework ITT earlier in March 2015. North Star partnered with Atkins as an SME partner and provides specialist support for Rail Operations and Performance Advice.

Richard Brown, Managing Director at North Star said: “We are delighted to partner with Atkins to offer specialist consultancy services to the DfT Rail Executive and are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. This is a fantastic opportunity for North Star to prove that we really are the consultants of choice when it comes to providing specialist operations advice”.

Jon Tindall, Practice Director at Atkins said: “It is a pleasure to partner with North Star on the STAR Framework. We have been impressed by the quality of their work over the years and we know we can rely on them to support us”.

The partnership has already been appointed to support PQQ ‘passport’ evaluations, the Cross Country direct award and 2 lots in the Rail Executive 2035 vision.