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How we're buying

This website provides suppliers, across all tiers, with visibility of both Crossrail Ltd (CRL) and its supply chain opportunities.

Crossrail has continued to monitor its critical construction contracts - those that are awarded directly by Crossrail Limited.

Crossrail opportunities fall into two categories:

  • Direct opportunities with Crossrail Limited (CRL)
  • Indirect opportunities with the Crossrail supply chain.

The project has reached the stage where direct (Tier 1) procurement is almost complete.

Procurement is being undertaken by Crossrail’s principal contractors, currently delivering the stations and tunnels fit-out works.


For opportunities with our Tier 1 Contractors, you may wish to contact them directly and they will individually advise you on how to work with them on Crossrail. 

The Crossrail suppliers and current opportunities database lists details of companies we have awarded contracts to so far.


CompeteFor is a free service that enables UK businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations. Crossrail Ltd requires Tier 1 Contractors to advertise all other appropriate subcontract opportunities on CompeteFor.

Designed to be a fair and transparent procurement process it does not favour suppliers of any particular size and maximises the opportunities available to SMEs.

Over two years of construction remain and will continue to present opportunities for a diverse supply chain of businesses of all sizes. Crossrail will continue its commitment to encourage use of the CompeteFor service by its contractors.

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Direct Opportunities with Crossrail Ltd

Crossrail is a publicly funded project and is subject to The Utilities Contracts Regulations. Direct opportunities valued above the EU thresholds will be advertised through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

You will be able to find all Crossrail OJEU Contract Notices on the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) website and each notice will provide details of the particular opportunity and, for interested organisations, instructions on how to respond.

Our smaller direct contracts (below EU thresholds) will be advertised on CompeteFor.

Supplier Guide

The Supplier Guide aims to help all interested suppliers find out more about the Crossrail programme and related opportunities.

Download Crossrail Supplier Guide