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Procurement routemap updated


The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has updated the Project Initiation Routemap for improving the delivery of major projects.

The Project Initiation Routemap is a strategic tool that allows clients to address problems that commonly emerge at the beginning of major projects. The tool forms part of the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan, which sets out how government will deliver key projects over the next five years.

The new content for the routemap includes two modules on risk management and asset management, complementing the five exiting modules.

The IPA plans to broaden the scope of the routemap from economic infrastructure to include construction and transformation projects in the government’s Major Projects Portfolio.

“I’m delighted to launch this new content for the IPA’s Project Initiation Routemap. Studies have demonstrated that many problems encountered in the delivery of projects can be traced back to issues in the early stages of development,” said chief executive of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Tony Meggs.

“The routemap is a vital tool for setting up major projects to succeed and I look forward to applying it to the full range of projects in the government’s Major Projects Portfolio.”

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) director general Nick Baveystock added: “Today’s Project Initiation Routemap update will further strengthen UK clients’ capability to deliver infrastructure and construction projects to time, budget and specification.

“ICE is delighted to have supported the work of the Infrastructure Client Group. This is industry working together to solve our own issues…I would encourage all major clients to use the framework and also to give us feedback so we can continue to improve it.”

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