Select Committee on Transport, Local Government and the Regions Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Supplementary memorandum by London Underground Limited (LU 11B)

  Please find enclosed some additional information, which I believe was requested by Members of the Transport Sub-Committee at our evidence session on 21 November about the breakdown of cost of managing attribution process.

12 December 2001

COST OF MANAGING ATTRIBUTION PROCESS
ATTRIBUTION PROCESS
ActionArea Cost
Record faultLine Controller T&S People
First level attribution and entry into CuPID SMART team T&SPeople/T&S/IS
Level B attribution challengesContracts People
Level CContractsPeople
Dispute ResolutionContracts/Legal/Board People
Total CostPer Period Per Annum
Contracts Teams24,314.55 316,089.15
IS21,420.38278,465.00
Trains and Stations6,350.81 82,560.57
Total52,085.75 677,114.72
Any other costs to be picked up in other areas (relating to transition)?


Note: Post Financial Close there could be external legal costs incurred through using the full dispute resolution process to settle attributions.


COST OF MANAGING ATTRIBUTION PROCESS
CONTRACTS COSTS
GradeAverage rate £/per period Time Spent %Cost £/period
GM4,7015% 235.05
BM4,86425% 1,216.00
MM3,32180% 2,656.80
SM2,888125% 3,610.00
AA1,54825% 387.00
8,104.85
Multiply by three teams (per period):
24,314.55
Per Annum (13 periods) 316,089.15


COST OF MANAGING ATTRIBUTION PROCESS
CUPID COSTS
Cost DescriptionPer annum Per Period
££
Support:
Support Costs—CuPID application (TN4 support) 29,5352,271.92


Licences:
Hummingbird £45067,500 5,192.31
SQL Server £7010,500 807.69
WinNT £172,550 196.15


Software:
Phase 3A33,5402,580.00
Phase 3B26,5202,040.00
PPP Contract Changes56,550 4,350.00


Future Operational Support/Development:
Approx 62 days @ £83551,770 3,982.00
278,46521,420.00
CuPID Users—currently 150
(User base permitted to grow to 400)



COST OF MANAGING ATTRIBUTION PROCESS
TRAINS AND STATIONS COSTS:
StaffCost Annum* Cost Period
Technical Support (Half person @ 2,149 pp) 13,9741,074.89
Line Controllers68,587 5,275.93
Total Staff Costs82,561 6,351.00
* Calculations:


Technical Support
SMAR teams equivalent of half person is engaged in the attribution process comprising
two AG's and one SM:
—  AG (10) total cost 20,105 = 2,010 each
—  SM (5) total cost 10,606 = 2,121 each
Weighted Average per period =2,047


Uplifted 5 per cent and half person per annum =
13,974


Line Controllers
Spend 20 minutes per shift at 21 shifts per week
at eight locations =
56 hours @ 22.36 @ 313/6 =65,321


Uplifted 5 per cent (per annum) =
68,587




 
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