Procurement is key to a better industry

“Hastily arranged one-off subcontract arrangements bought on lowest tender price are not supply chains…”. Read Don Ward’s latest blog here, first published by Construction Manager on March 3rd.

Brexit negotiations, risks and opportunities #CEprocurement

Lord Stunell, the ex-building regulations minister, is leading a high level review to secure the interests of the construction sector in the Brexit negotiations.  He is inquiring what should be the Government’s negotiating brief for the construction industry.  Through our links with FBE, Constructing Excellence was invited to contribute to his inquiry, and I met … Continue reading “Brexit negotiations, risks and opportunities #CEprocurement”

Brexit – the implications for public sector procurement? #CEprocurement

The government has announced a working group to review the impact of Brexit on our sector. Issues such as free movement of labour and the effect of currency devaluation on the cost of materials have been widely debated. But another important way in which the EU affects our sector is through the OJEU procurement rules … Continue reading “Brexit – the implications for public sector procurement? #CEprocurement”

Enabling BIM through Procurement & Contracts

The Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London is proud to release its research report ‘Enabling BIM through Procurement and Contracts’. This report is the culmination of a two-year project working in collaboration with leading individuals and organisations from across the construction industry. It can be accessed through the following link: … Continue reading “Enabling BIM through Procurement & Contracts”

Social Value

Firstly, CSR is dead. Responsible businesses generate both economic and social value. Secondly, I have a confession to make. I’m an unashamed “Care Bear”, a title bestowed upon me by the industry when I set up Construction Leeds (now Construction & Housing Yorkshire) back in 2006. We deliver what used to be termed as the … Continue reading “Social Value”

A National Change Agent

Have you heard about the National Change Agent programme? It was initiated ten years ago in 2005 by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in response to the Gershon Efficiency Review and focus on the improving the delivery of social housing.  The outcome of report led to the formation of the Supply Chain Management Group … Continue reading “A National Change Agent”

Contracting Strategy

As a client, if you don’t know what you want, how are you going to select somebody who can deliver it? The Procurement Theme Group contends that project delivery would be further enhanced by clearly aligning the contracting strategy, how we select suppliers, with the outcome required. The construction industry delivers outcomes, intended or otherwise. … Continue reading “Contracting Strategy”