CCS Construction Works Framework and meeting note from CE Procurement Group

Meeting Note CE Procurement Group 22 March 2020 – Zoom Meeting Crown Commercial Service Sam Ulyatt and John Welch provided an overview of the Crown Commercial Service Construction Works Framework a £30 billion, 7 year programme. The framework is open to every public body. A core element of the framework is to drive better procurement … Continue reading “CCS Construction Works Framework and meeting note from CE Procurement Group”

Construction Innovation Hub launches Construction Quality Planning consultation

The Construction Innovation Hub is inviting clients and businesses to input into the first of a series of new processes which could spark a game-change in the sector’s approach to quality planning.   The Hub’s Construction Quality Planning (CQP) process is inspired by Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), which is already used widely across leading … Continue reading “Construction Innovation Hub launches Construction Quality Planning consultation”

How will COVID19 impact Offsite Manufacturing & Technology?

Output from the Constructing Excellence Offsite Manufacturing & Technology Group Online Discussion 30 April 2020 We are dealing with a new normal. Changes in lifestyle, increased home working and a massive increase in uptake of digital tools and platforms are having profound impacts. Social distancing is not going away soon so how can we go … Continue reading “How will COVID19 impact Offsite Manufacturing & Technology?”

Government backs industry guidance to avoid disputes

The UK Government today offered its support to the construction industry, by outlining its expectations from businesses as they manage and enforce B2B contracts during the COVID-19 emergency. There is a real concern that the construction industry will become embroiled in costly and long-running disputes over the effects of the pandemic on projects if it … Continue reading “Government backs industry guidance to avoid disputes”

Nuclear Factory Thinking – Procuring for Productivity – Transforming procurement to become the enabler

We are pleased to launch the fourth volume in our series on Nuclear Factory Thinking – Procuring for Productivity – Transforming procurement to become the enabler . Lead author Adam Newbould has worked with an amazing team of co-writers to produce this document that clearly sets out how procurement influences productivity in nuclear projects and … Continue reading “Nuclear Factory Thinking – Procuring for Productivity – Transforming procurement to become the enabler”

How can culture and procurement influence sustainable outcomes?

The Sustainable Infrastructure Forum took place virtually on 20 April and focussed on how procurement and culture can influence sustainable outcomes.  With presentations from David Riley at Anglian Water and Mohammad Rickaby at Lower Thames Crossing and input from Ruth Carins G4C co-chair. For many working on major infrastructure projects sustainability can seem too abstract.  … Continue reading “How can culture and procurement influence sustainable outcomes?”