As part of the tender, a consultant is being sought to look at funding opportunities concerning railway equipment, which includes the development of a national asset management system and a financing plan for equipment purchases. Mexican railway infrastructure will have to accommodate rolling stock transporting oil and gas products, while a national railway training centre must also be set up.

According to USTDA, railways in Mexico plan to invest $US 700m in the next few years on expanding the current network, maintaining railway infrastructure, acquiring new equipment and training.

The contract, which will last for one year, is worth around $US 50,000.