19/12/2008

Invitation To Tender Issued For Crossrail Project Representative

Experienced project managers have been invited to bid to help oversee the building of Crossrail, Europe's largest construction Transport Minister Andrew Adonis announced today.

The Department for Transport has issued an Invitation to Tender for a team of highly skilled project management professionals who will become the Project Representative.

Their work will involve reviewing reports, programmes and technical designs to ensure that the scheme, contributing at least £20 billion and an extra 30,000 jobs to the UK economy, will be delivered on time and on budget.

The appointment of a Project Representative is normal practice on any major construction scheme and the size of the team may vary over the life of the project to reflect the changing nature of work. For instance design experts at the beginning may be replaced by tunneling and construction experts as the project proceeds.

Commenting on today's development, Transport Minister Andrew Adonis said: "When Crossrail is completed it will provide passengers with 24 trains per hour in both directions through Central London at peak times, increasing the capital's rail capacity by 10 per cent.

"Today's invitation to Tender is a demonstration of our commitment to delivering this service." The shortlisted companies invited to tender are:
  • ARCADIS AYH plc
  • Atkins
  • Booz & Company (UK) Ltd (with support from AECOM / Turner & Townsend)
  • Jacobs Engineering UK Ltd (with support from KPMG)
  • Mott MacDonald Ltd (with support from Ernst & Young / FirstCo)
  • The Nichols Group - Nichols Arup Joint Venture (with support from First Class Partnerships / NTTX Ltd)
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd (with support from Davis Langdon)
  • Parsons Group International Ltd (with support from Gardiner & Theobald)
  • Praxis High Integrity Systems Ltd (with support from unnamed technical services providers)
(JM)

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