Health Warning. The use of lowest price tendering may seriously damage your financial health and reputation and may have undesirable and unexpected side effects. Please consider the consequences. The business case for lowest price tendering?
The Constructing Excellence Economic Task Group, chaired by Steve Vickers of Birmingham City Council, identified that in the current market conditions there is a significant risk of subcontractor and supplier insolvency, especially amongst SME businesses (and that this risk could worsen when the upturn comes due to subeconomic bidding and rising labour and material costs). … Continue reading “Constructing Excellence Members’ Economic Group – final report”
Published 09th May 2006 by Local Government Task Force The ten success factors will help achieve the above objectives and deliver best practice within the procurement environment in which you operate. You are encouraged to examine your procedures now, to see how close your authority is to being in procurement’s ‘Champions League’. 10 Success Factors
Common Minimum Standards For the Procurement of Works in the Built Environment by Local Authorities in England
Published 09th May 2006 by Local Government Task Force This guidance is produced to assist local authorities in ensuring that they are able to meet recognised best practice standards in their construction , refurbishment and repair projects. Common Minimum Standards
The LGTF has produced this suite of documents to help local authorities rise to the challenges they face as a result of the Government’s Public Sector Efficiency Review. The documents describe how to address the issues involved and how authorities can achieve the full benefits of the new way of working. The pack is aimed … Continue reading “Rethinking Construction in Local Government: ten key issues and how to address them”
Published 01st January 2003 by The Local Government Task Force, SCALA, This guide presents a list of the principal standard of building contract, highlighting significant features. Presented in a ‘ready reckoner’ format as a primer the contract selection process. As such it is not exhaustive and is not intended to be a sole source reference … Continue reading “A Guide to Standard forms of Construction Contract Outlining Key Characteristics and Components”
Building Down Barriers Toolkit Objectives Listed below are those tools from the Building Down Barriers Toolkit which are cross-referenced by the Strategic Forum’s Integration Toolkit. These are made available free of charge as part of Constructing Excellence’s commitment to pan-industry change. Building Down Barriers Toolkit Description In late 1999 the then Design Build Foundation (now … Continue reading “Building Down Barriers Toolkit”