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Industry cooperation

The Swedish Transport Administration’s national plan extends to 2025 and with the current price trend requires an annual productivity improvement of 2-3 per cent in order to implement what is in the plan. All parties must cooperate to achieve this.

The Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Construction Federation (BI) and the Swedish Federation of Consulting Engineers and Architects (STD companies) have together taken a common position where they have endorsed the implementation of the basic direction of the Productivity committee's report and the undertaking and obligations that this entails for each party.

They are agreed that they are dependent on each other in the common process of change, which requires the parties to take responsibility for running the common direction and show tolerance, openness and transparency in their relationships based on their roles and responsibilities.

The Swedish Transport Administration's undertaking

  • Development of a more commercial approach as the client and through this an increased understanding of how the choice of business form affects the suppliers, the market and the cost for the Swedish infrastructure.
  • Transition to procure more in terms of characteristics and function to stimulate and increase the possibilities for new thinking and innovation.
  • Development of forms for the client's work and responsibility for delivery follow-up.
  • Follow-up and analysis of the results of the business models we use.

The suppliers' undertaking

  • Develop their ability to manage a greater undertaking and take full responsibility in the investigations, design and/or production.
  • Through participation in the process, contribute to achieving the conditions for a fair allocation of risk, development and use of requirements on characteristics and function as well as possibilities for alternative solutions and batch production.
  • Be innovative and responsibly make the most of the opportunities that a requirements specification on characteristics and function entails for the customer, user, and future administration.
  • Develop self-inspection to ensure verification of the requirements stated for the service and/or product. Utilise resources more efficiently.

Added to this is the joint undertaking shared by the Swedish Transport Administration and the construction industry:

Have respect for:

  • The restrictions imposed by legislation on physical planning and consideration to the environment.
  • That there may be systematic dead ends, among others, in the interface between plant/vehicle/road/.
  • Each other's expertise and use the combined skills in the most creative and effective way as possible.

Act for:

  • Solutions and methods that entail reasonable planned disruptions to existing transportation systems.
  • High level of safety in the production phase.
  • Sustainable development in the construction area.