FOI request detail

Telecomms Commercialisation Project (TCP) bidder identity clarification

Request ID: FOI-1362-1920
Date published: 22 August 2019

You asked

On 19 July 2019, TFL published the identity of the 4 shortlisted bidders for the TCP, naming BAI Communications, Wireless Infrastructure Group, Cellnex UK, and "Axia SC Consortium" as shortlisted bidders. Regarding the last bidder, Axia SC Consortium, this is clearly not its full legal entity name, and despite extensive searches I have not been able to identify this bidder or its parent entities. It seems to me improper that in a public procurement process a bidder's identity should be so hidden. Could you please provide (i) the full legal entity name (and its place / country of registration) of the bidding entity 'Axia SC Consortium' and to the extent this is a special purpose vehicle, its parent companies' identities.

We answered

TfL Ref: 1362-1920

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 6 August 2019 asking for information about bidders for the Telecomms Commercialisation Project (TCP).

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

The Axia SCConsortium is an association of the following organisations, inclusive of subcontractors, acting for the purposes of bidding for the TfL Telecommunications Commercialisation Project:

  • SIM-AT (JV of Axxeltrova Ltd and Smart Infrastructure Managers LLC)


  • Jacobs UK Ltd


  • PCCW Global Networks (UK) Limited


  • AT&T


  • Cisco International Limited

Further details about the company can be found on the Companies House website at

In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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