The successful bidders are:
Aedas Group Ltd,
Capita Symonds Ltd,
Halcrow Group Ltd,
Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd,
Jacobs Engineering U.K. Ltd,
Mott MacDonald Ltd,
Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd,
Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd,
Scott Wilson Railways Ltd,
WSP UK Limited.
The chosen firms will compete for packages of Crossrail design work, including work on tunnels and shafts, stations, and railway systems, and will work for the duration of the scheme.
Programme director at Crossrail Dr Graham Plant, said: "The funding for Crossrail is secure, the necessary agreements have been signed and all partners are committed to delivery.
"This means that Crossrail can now move full-speed ahead towards the start of the main construction in 2010. It is clear that Crossrail has excited the construction industry and we look forward to working with the selected Design Framework Agreement companies as we drive forward the design work for this world-class railway."
Last week a £350M deal was signed with City of London Corporation and Cross London Rail Links Ltd, Crossrail's delivery company, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London.
An announcement on the Programme partner role for Crossrail, to manage the overall scheme and worth some £100M is expected in the New Year:
Legacy 3 - a joint venture between Parsons Brinckerhoff, Balfour Beatty Management and Davis Langdon, and
Transcend - a joint venture between AECOM, CH2M Hill and Nichols Group
Five companies are competing for the Project delivery partner role, to manage the complex central London tunnelled sections and worth some £400M:
Legacy 3 a joint venture between Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd and Balfour Beatty Management Ltd,
Laing O'Rourke Holdings Limited,
Flare - a joint venture between Fluor Ltd, Ove Arup & Partners Ltd and E C Harris LLP
A joint venture between Capita Symonds Ltd and NNN Ltd.