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02.09.20

Atkins and Gleeds brought in by HS2 to monitor costs

Atkins and Gleeds have been appointed by HS2 to monitor the costs and programme development as the project proceeds through its construction phases.

£125m has been secured by Atkins to oversea HS2’s new Commercial Delivery and Controls Framework while Gleeds Cost Management has obtained a £104.5m commercial management role.

Across the eight-year framework duration, HS2 will give out work packages to Atkins and Gleeds as requirements are identified across numerous organisation-wide workstreams.

The award follows the Oakervee review which advised last year of a substantial danger that costs would rise by another 20% to £106bn from the current estimates of £80bn to £88bn.

It also raises concerns over the project’s management.

It is thought that work package durations may range from a number of months up to several years.

Atkins will work to support baseline management, programme planning, reporting and risk management.

They will also configure supply cost and estimating service as part of the deal, including supporting the cost management process across the HS2 project.

On the other hand, Gleeds will provide commercial management services, including pre-contract development and post-contract management support.

The cost consultant will also review and authenticate costs presented by HS2’s supply chain and guarantee commercial compliance with contractual agreements.

Image: HS2 

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