The Construction and Infrastructure sectors face a constant pressure from regulators and investors to innovate in the way they plan, design, procure and construct.

Setting the right construction procurement strategies from the outset is crucial for a project or programme's successful delivery - in terms of cost efficiency, superior supplier performance, sustainability and accurate cost control.

Efficio provides support in all aspects of procurement management in construction - from initial strategy definition, through tendering and negotiation, onto post-contract supplier performance management and commercial management and cost control. We have helped clients procure and implement more than £30 billion of capital investment over the last six years.

Our clients span both the commissioning asset management companies and the construction delivery organisations across a wide range of infrastructure: Rail, Road, Mass Transit, Port Logistics,
Water and Sewerage, Electricity and Gas distribution, and Oil and Gas.

Adding value

Efficio is an innovator. We believe that we add more value to infrastructure than traditional cost consultancies because we think differently, deploy better tools and technology, and have no conflict of interest in our business model. Our goal is to drive and sustain the maximum performance from a client's supply chain, deploying innovative contracting and tendering models, supported by cutting-edge procurement and post-contract cost management technology.

Supply chain optimisation

Our market leading infrastructure clients, including Network Rail, Thames Water and Amey, run significant and complex capital investment programmes, which require smart procurement to unlock the supply chain value - not just in the initial Delivery Partner / EPC tender selection but in the post-award supply chain management. The challenge here lies in bringing greater visibility into forecasted spends by breaking down investment plans to the second and third tier of the supply base. Armed with such visibility, Procurement can provide a much more detailed programme of work; to the suppliers, in return for more defined pricing; and negotiate favourable pricing at Tier 2 and 3 of the supply chain. We bring the systems and experience to manage this complexity.

An approach that delivers

Efficio's developed range of strategies, models and systems help clients optimise all aspects of their supply chain. Our procurement and contracting strategies typically deliver 10 - 20% savings vs the initial budget. When we work with clients post-contract to optimise the new supply chain we typically deliver a further 10% of additional value. Most importantly, we increase supplier performance and reduce project and programme risk. Our multiple industry awards and enduring long-term client relationships attest to this. 

Efficio helped us make a step-change in our Capital Investment Programme. Efficio proved they could successfully challenge our thinking, and deploy innovative tools and techniques to identify the root-cause of problems.

David McLoughlin,, Former Finance and Commercial Director at Network Rail Infrastructure Projects