Network Rail

Wales and Western Regions

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Case Study 2

Bridging Gaps Secures
£3.6M Rail Savings

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Reliability and Convenience.

Project Requirements
& Objectives

We assured and supported procurement and contract management activities for portfolio of signalling, power and communication projects from early market engagement through to complete procurement cycle, contract award and into the post-contract phases. 

Accountability and Transparency.

What we did

  • Prepared comprehensive and complete contract documents to ensure relationships with suppliers were clear and defined.
  • Ensured that tender applicants submitted an achievable cost and resource programme.
  • Evaluated tenders and supported moderation to achieve Contract Award.
  • Catalogued technical challenges that led to commercial friction and set up a structure to effectively allocate and manage risks on projects of similar classification.
  • Reviewed and approved contractor progress payments by interrogating contractor payment requests and agreeing final accounts.
  • Detailed analysis of actual expenditure, commitments, accruals, variances, and value of work done to enable accurate periodic financial reporting and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators on projects.
  • Managed and administered project change with rigorous change control processes to enable proposed scope changes and contract variations.
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Expert Organisation.

& Strategy

Embedded a dynamic collaborative model as we understand that success is a collective phenomenon, not a zero-sum game. Provided consistent and up to date information on project progress resulting in optimised cost control and risk management

Case Study 2: Unmatched Excellence.

Results & Impact

  • We helped settle a substantial claim saving £3.6m through audit, verification processes and analysis of contractual positions.
  • Developed informative monthly reporting templates to inform team performance, which was deployed and adopted across the route.
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Saved for our client.

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Client Feedback

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Here’s what our delighted clients have to say about us.

Bridging Gaps Client: Guriqbal Singh Contracts Manager at Network Rail​ says: "Bridging Gaps Consulting made a significant impact"

Guriqbal Singh

Contracts Manager at Network Rail

Bridging Gaps Consulting made a significant impact, particularly on our flagship project, where their invaluable support led to a final account settlement substantially lower than the Contractor’s projected AFC.

Bridging Gaps Client: Paul Bourke Associate Director at Currie & Brown says: "won’t hesitate to call on their services again..."

Paul Bourke

Associate Director at Currie & Brown

Their team is very knowledgeable, professional and are able to build positive relationships with both the client and supply chain. I won’t hesitate to call on their services again when the opportunity arises.

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