Case Study: Crossrail

Crossrail is one of the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK and is currently the largest construction project in Europe.

The numbers involved are testimony to its size and complexity: 10,000 people working across 40 sites; a route running over 100km, 42km of new twin-bore tunnels requiring 250,000 tunnel segments of precast concrete. This mammoth £14.8 billion-spend project must ensure that all goods and services are sourced efficiently, fairly and cost effectively.

The challenge: To implement a full procurement system rapidly from start-up to complete operational delivery to meet testing timelines.

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