The JDP will be responsible for developing technical and safety standards and as well as providing project management support, technical advice and guidance through the procurement process.

The winning bidder will also assist the joint project team established by MyHSR and LTA with the preparation of tender documents relating to bilateral aspects of the project, including the appointment of an asset company, which will supply and maintain railway systems (track, signalling, telecommunications, and electrification) and rolling stock, and two train operating companies.

The tender is open to companies which have advised on large public-private partnership projects and businesses with experience of project management, technical, commercial or legal advisory services on high-speed rail projects.