New CE Social Value theme group

How do clients take social value into consideration during procurement and planning ? What are the best and worst practices of implementing and achieving social value? How can the industry as a whole best promote the social impact of the built environment? Renew, in partnership with Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and the Humber, are leading on … Continue reading “New CE Social Value theme group”

Procurement: Prepare for the best

Successful procurement depends on the client understanding whether the evaluation methodologies it uses are likely to produce the desired results. Here’s some advice on getting it right. The UK public sector expenditure was more than £735bn in 2014. A significant amount of that money will have been spent via regulated procurements for public contracts, run … Continue reading “Procurement: Prepare for the best”

Is profit a dirty word in Construction? (What Latham missed and Egan did not have the answer for)

Both the Latham and Egan reports identified areas where the Construction Industry could make improvements in the way that it worked. Both of these had one eye on the clients’ satisfaction as a driver behind their implementation and the other on bringing better processes and practices into the sector. With varying degrees of success, most … Continue reading “Is profit a dirty word in Construction? (What Latham missed and Egan did not have the answer for)”

2014 Bid Cost Survey

It has been my mission over many years to help construction organisations to be more effective in their work-winning activities and enhance their win rates, which play a significant role in improving win work efficiencies. In 2003 MarketingWorks undertook research assessing how the bid cost investment affects work winning within the construction industry. In 2014 … Continue reading “2014 Bid Cost Survey”

Outcome led procurement – A common sense approach to construction procurement

This guide has been produced by Constructing Excellence South West’s Procurement Forum led by their drafting team of Martin Howe of Keystone Law, Robert Knight of igloo Regeneration, Stewart Pitteway of Capita, Ian Dacre of Rider Levitt Bucknell, and Martyn Jones of CESW. CESW Outcome Led Procurement June 2015

British Standard BS 8534 procurement framework

British Standard BS 8534 on construction procurement

One of the less well known but most useful British Standards for our sector is BS 8534:2011, “Construction procurement policies, strategies and procedures. Code of practice”. It gives recommendations and guidance on the development of policies, strategies and procedures for the procurement of construction in the built environment. Figure 1 shows the procurement framework set … Continue reading “British Standard BS 8534 on construction procurement”

CE Members’ Forum 08 October 2014

The engines that power our work to develop and promote excellence in the built environment supply chain are our members’ theme groups. At any time we have 7-8 theme groups, typically meeting every 2-3 months to keep up-to-date with relevant developments, decide how Constructing Excellence needs to make a difference, and then deliver or oversee … Continue reading “CE Members’ Forum 08 October 2014”