The following policies and procedures govern Crossrail's procurement and delivery activities.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Crossrail Limited (CRL) takes conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest seriously.
Each individual or company who is or wishes to be engaged on the Crossrail project, whether as a contractor or consultant to CRL as part of the CRL supply chain should be mindful of the obligations owed to CRLregarding conflicts of interest. From the date of expressing an interest in Crossrail work to completion of Crossrail contracts companies or individuals must notify CRL immediately of any conflict or potential conflict of interest. If in any doubt, a query should be raised with CRL.
CRL’s policy regarding supply chain conflicts of interest is included below.
Enquiries or notifications related to conflicts of interest can be sent to the following email address : [email protected] provided that matters which are required to be disclosed:
- in the course of procurement exercises must be notified in accordance with the relevant instructions to tenderers via CRL’s eSourcing system (Bravo)
- pursuant to awarded contracts should also be notified to the Project Manager, the Employer’s Representative or the contract administrator nominated by CRL in the relevant contract for this purpose.
ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANTS
Companies that have a contract with CRL, or are bidding for a contract, and intend to engage consultants who are or who have been retained by CRL must comply with the attached principles for addressing potential conflicts of interest.
These principles have been prepared by reference to CRL’s Framework Design Contractors (FDCs) but they apply, where relevant, to other consultants and to sub-consultants retained directly or indirectly.by CRL The attached principles have been provided to the FDC’s. and are made available here to help to clarify generally where conflicts may arise and to give guidance as to the approach which CRL would be minded to adopt upon being notified of the relevant facts. They are not intended to be comprehensive or binding in nature – judgment and discretion has to be exercised by CRL in each case.
In general, the earlier the notification to CRL the easier it is to achieve a satisfactory outcome. Late notification after a conflict of interest has already arisen is more likely to result in parties being excluded from participation in the affected contracts and may have other legal consequences.
Companies expressing an interest in Crossrail work and Tenderersmust comply with the attached principles regarding the engagement of consultants and notify CRL, or seek advice, regarding all actual or perceived conflicts of interest via CRL’s eSourcing system (Bravo).
FDC’s, other consultants, and all contractors appointed by CRL must comply with the attached principles regarding the engagement of consultants and notify CRL, or seek advice, regarding conflicts of interest via the relevant contract administrator.