Infrastructure procurement routemap: a guide to improving delivery capability

The UK government has published the Infrastructure Procurement Routemap — a guide to improving delivery capability for consultation. This is part of the implementation programme for the Infrastructure Cost Review and is a set of guidelines and tools designed to support public sector infrastructure providers’ capability to improve the delivery of large-scale projects and programmes, long term capital investment plans and publicly procured mega-projects.

It is widely acknowledged that procurement behaviours and associated processes can be lengthy, expensive, adversarial and risk averse. The Government recognises that a change in behaviour is needed to address issues of inefficiency in the procurement process and project delivery. The Routemap is one way of achieving this goal.

The Routemap is not a prescriptive process. Rather, it ensures that the “right” questions are asked at the right time and that key risks are identified. It is anticipated that the projects utilising the Routemap will see a number of benefits, including achieving value for money, avoiding unnecessary costs, potential increase in revenue and development of a tailored best practice toolkit…

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