A shortlist of firms has been invited to tender to become Crossrail's project representative, transport minister Andrew Adonis announced today.
The Department for Transport said it was seeking a team of highly skilled project management professionals who will review reports, programmes and technical designs to ensure that the scheme is delivered on time and on budget.
The size of the team is expected to vary over the life of the project as the nature of work changes - with design experts at the beginning likely to be replaced by tunnelling and construction experts as work progresses.
The shortlisted companies invited to tender are:
Booz & Company (UK) (with support from AECOM/Turner &
Jacobs Engineering UK (with support from KPMG)
Mott MacDonald (with support from Ernst & Young/FirstCo)
The Nichols Group - Nichols Arup Joint Venture (with support from
First Class Partnerships/NTTX)
Parsons Brinckerhoff (with support from Davis Langdon)
Parsons Group International (with support from Gardiner &
Praxis High Integrity Systems (with support from unnamed
technical services providers)