Commercial Management

Choosing the right commercial arrangements between the client and contractors was critical to successful delivery of the Crossrail project to deliver the Elizabeth line east–west railway across London. There were 36 main works contracts covering different categories of work. How these arrangements were developed and implemented are outlined in the documents below.

 

 

 

Commercial Management Documents:

Summary Publication date Document Type
Crossrail project: commercial aspects of works contracts for London’s Elizabeth line

Crossrail project: commercial aspects of works contracts for London’s Elizabeth line

Topic area: Commercial Management

Choosing the right commercial arrangements between the client and contractors was critical to successful delivery of the £14·8 billion Crossrail project to deliver the Elizabeth line east–west railway across London. This paper explains how delivery organisation Crossrail Limited used the NEC3: Engineering and Cons...

25/09/2017 Journal Publication
Aerial photograph of Dean Street Crossrail worksite

Crossrail approach to NEC3

Topic area: Law and Contracts

This paper explains the approach taken to the NEC3 form of contract on the Crossrail project and explains how that approach was established and then implemented. It then identifies some issues which arose out of the form of contract used and a number of improvements which might be considered on future projects. It  wi...

17/07/2018 Technical Paper
Crossrail Main Civils Contract Works Information Part 2B

Crossrail Main Civils Contract Works Information Part 2B

Topic area: Law and Contracts

The Works Information sections of the NEC3 Contract documents used by Crossrail consisted of: Part 2A – Particular Works Information – relevant to the individual project Part 2B – General Requirements -requirements that were common to all similar contracts Part 2C – Technical Requirements Part...

17/07/2018 Good Practice Document
Fair Payment and Project Bank Accounts

Fair Payment and Project Bank Accounts

Topic area: Cost Control

This paper describes the use of Project Bank Accounts on the Crossrail project to encourage fair payment and protect subcontractors. It would be of interest to any project looking to ensure they set up processes to pay their contractors and sub-contractors fairly and in a timely manner, in line with best practice as re...

09/07/2018 Micro-report