Rowsell Wright - Construction Procurement and Advice.

Successful Delivery

Rowsell Wright Limited has had a significant impact on public procurement since its establishment in November 2006. Prior to that the company founders held key senior procurement positions at the Highways Agency and gained a widespread reputation for the development and implementation of the HA’s innovative procurement strategy and associated contracts and procedures including early contractor involvement (ECI).

Rowsell Wright were commissioned by Crossrail Limited (CRL) in July 2007 to develop the procurement strategy for the new railway project across London and to deliver a range of operational procurement services for Europe’s largest construction project (valued at £15.9 billion). This included successfully managing the delivery of:

• two major NEC3 Professional Services Contracts for the roles of Programme Partner and Project Delivery Partner (value circa £500 million);
• the procurement of Design Framework Agreements (value circa £300 million); and
• Enabling Works Contracts (value circa £400 million).

These contracts had to be delivered within the complex governance and authorisation arrangements associated with the requirements of the sponsors including Transport for London, Department for Transport, HM Treasury and the Office of Government Commerce.

Alongside Crossrail, our team is providing strategic procurement advice and support to the Northern Ireland Roads Service on the development of the A5 Western Transport Corridor, which is an 80km+ (circa £750 million) road improvement project along the A5 corridor between Aughnacloy and Londonderry. This includes the development and procurement of an Integrated Delivery Team approach, which involves early involvement of contractors and performance incentives to achieve rapid delivery and improved value for money.

In addition to our major workstreams we have successfully completed numerous commissions for the public and private sector including the provision of services to the Highways Agency on the procurement and negotiation of the M25 Widening DBFO contract which, at around £6 billion, is the UK’s largest ever highways contract.

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