Major Project Approval and Assurance Guidance

This guidance for departments covers the integrated assurance toolkit that the Major Projects Authority (MPA), now part of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, uses.

The toolkit consists of a set of documents published between 2011 and 2016 providing guidance on specific stages of the assurance process including:

  • Treasury approvals process for programmes and projects.
  • OGC Gateway Review forms.
  • Guide to planning integrated assurance and approvals.
  • Guide to choosing which MPA assurance review.
  • Risk potential assessment form.
  • Project Assessment Review guidance.

A useful overview of the lifespan of a major project on the Government Major Projects Portfolio is available here.