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Government unveils infrastructure routemap

The government has created an Infrastructure Procurement Routemap aimed at improving infrastructure firms ability to manage their projects.

The routemap is part of the government’s cost review programme intended to improve delivery and cut costs by at least 15%.

It will be part of a guide for infrastructure firms to ensure they have “coherent approach to assessing and building an effective delivery environment, combining best practice tools and case study examples such as Crossrail”.

InfrastructureUK has developed the routemap in collaboration with Leeds University, the London School of Economics as well as industry experts.

“Our goal is to ensure that programmes are delivered efficiently and represent the best value for money,” said Treasury commercial secretary Lord Deighton.

“This will also be reflected in my upcoming infrastructure delivery reviews.”

The routemap is non-compulsory but it is hoped project leaders will use it to self-assess projects and prevent them failing in formal stages.

Procurement within the Environment Agency’s £2.5bn Water and Environment Management framework was suspended following legal advice.

The guide is out for consultation until 22 April.

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