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11.06.13

New professional services frameworks for TfL

TfL has developed a new set of six Professional Services Frameworks to cut costs and meet operational goals more efficiently and effectively.

The current arrangements have saved TfL £6m over three and a half years, and the new frameworks are expected to deliver similar or improved savings. They are designed to set standard terms and conditions and to cap rates, lowering administration costs.

The frameworks will cover procurement to improve accessibility, addressing freight movements, improve signalling and increasing capacity. They are intended to give TfL better access to external consulting skills and capabilities, and award more contracts to SMEs.

TfL will encourage joint ventures and the sharing of suppliers to reduce costs and simplify workloads.

Andrew Quincey, TfL director of commercial, said: “We’ve started developing a new set of framework agreements which will allow us to keep improving and maintaining London’s transport services for our customers whilst delivering the best possible value for money. The frameworks will also enable us to work collaboratively with the wider GLA group as well as London Boroughs.”

The six professional services frameworks will be:

•           Highway Engineering;

•           Railway Engineering;

•           Transport Planning and Impact Monitoring;

•           Civil and Structural Engineering; Mechanical and Electrical Engineering; Multidisciplinary Services;

•           Commercial Services; Project and Programme Management;

•           Environmental Services; Health and Safety.

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