MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd (‘MyHSR’) of Malaysia and Land Transport Authority (‘LTA’) of Singapore will be calling for a joint tender on 22nd August 2016 (Monday) to appoint a Joint Development Partner (‘JDP’) to assist in the development of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project.
The JDP is expected to provide project management support, technical advice and procurement advice relating to the high speed railway systems and operations. The JDP will also develop the technical and safety standards to be adopted for the project. In addition, it will assist the Joint Project Team established between Singapore and Malaysia with the preparation of documents for the forthcoming tenders relating to the joint aspects of the project, such as the appointment of the AssetsCo and OpCo International.
The tender is open to firms who have advised on large public private partnership infrastructure projects including HSR projects of similar size and complexity or firms with experience in providing project management, technical, commercial or legal advisory services relating to HSR and/or rail projects of ≥ 200km of track.
Interested parties should visit MyHSR’s website (http://www.myhsr.com.my/tender.php) or LTA’s website (www.lta.gov.sg/hsr) for more information from 22nd August 2016 (Monday).
About the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (‘HSR’)
The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR is a strategic project between the Governments of Malaysia and Singapore that aims to facilitate seamless travel between the two capital cities, enhance business linkages, and connect the peoples of both countries closer together. The Governments of both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 19 July 2016 which captured the key points of agreement on the project, including the technical parameters, commercial model, customs, immigration & quarantine clearance, safety & security matters, regulatory framework and project management approach.
As part of the next phase in project preparations, the Malaysia and Singapore governments have tasked the MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd and Land Transport Authority, Singapore respectively to implement the project.
About MyHSR Corporation
MyHSR Corporation is a company incorporated in 2015, wholly owned by the Minister of Finance Incorporated. As the project delivery vehicle for the KL-SG HSR project, MyHSR is responsible for the development and implementation of the project.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport of Singapore. The HSR Group within LTA will be responsible for the engineering design development and implementation of the project, working closely with relevant agencies in both Singapore and Malaysia.
 The joint JDP tender to be launched on 22nd August 2016 marks the next step following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of the Republic of Singapore on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) Project. The two Prime Ministers, at the joint press conference held on 19 July 2016, announced that both Governments will jointly call an international tender to appoint a JDP to provide technical support on joint aspects of the HSR project.