Excellent insight into business models from TCN+

We thoroughly recommend you read this short digest from the team at Transforming Construction Network Plus.  We at Constructing Excellence are all about transforming delivery models to improve performance and this short digest looks at the implications of changing business models for the construction industry. The digest is designed to act as a starting point … Continue reading “Excellent insight into business models from TCN+”

SCF – Intelligent Supply Chain Management

SCF’s core motivation is to increase value to the public sector through intelligent and responsible management of construction projects. During the four generations of the framework, we’ve made and exceeded progressively ambitious targets for employment and skills, apprentices, trades and graduates, but more recently we’ve concentrated on being closer to our supply chain, to support … Continue reading “SCF – Intelligent Supply Chain Management”

Update on Constructing Excellence Procurement Group

At the Constructing Excellence Procurement Group Meeting on 19 March there was considerable debate on the blockers and potential solutions to procuring for value. The following 3 areas were identified as the key enablers: Value based procurement (behaviours) – removing cost as a main driver Giving industry momentum, voice and backing Robust metrics in a … Continue reading “Update on Constructing Excellence Procurement Group”

Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 3: The Part Played by Procurement

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working The decisions made in the procurement of projects have the ability to make, or break, collaboration. A procurement process which recognises and focuses on outcomes and which is used as a tool to bring together parties who complement … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 3: The Part Played by Procurement”

New Models of Construction Procurement – 2019 annual report to the Cabinet Office

The New Models of Construction Procurement Working Group was tasked in the Government Construction Strategy 2016-2020 to monitor and report on the impact of three new models of procurement which all feature early supplier engagement, transparency of cost, and collaborative working to deliver a value for money outcome: Cost Led Procurement; Two Stage Open Book; … Continue reading “New Models of Construction Procurement – 2019 annual report to the Cabinet Office”

Cabinet Office trial projects

Constructing Excellence worked with the Cabinet Office from 2011 to monitor and report on trials of three modern models of procurement designed to deliver the Government Construction Strategy’s target 15-20% reduction in capital costs through collaborative approaches: Cost Led Procurement Integrated Project Insurance Two Stage Open Book Guidance on the the models is available below. … Continue reading “Cabinet Office trial projects”

Sustainable Procurement: A Vision for UK Infrastructure

Constructing Excellence Board Member and Development Procurement Director at Heathrow, David Ferroussat, discusses the outputs of an Infrastructure Forum working group that he has been chairing on Sustainable Procurement.  The report has highlighted the importance of a clearly defined and robust pipeline of projects to enable procurement behaviour that is sustainable in the long-term. Less than … Continue reading “Sustainable Procurement: A Vision for UK Infrastructure”

Collaboration & Insurance – Outputs from our recent Insurance Roundtable

Insurance has a key role to play in industry change.  We’ve been working with our insurance specialist Marcus Saunders of Stackhouse Poland to create a common dialogue between the insurance and construction sectors.  See the initial findings from our Insurance Roundtable here:   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXxVNDx_w9Q]

New Models of Procurement – Client Forum Webinar Outputs

On 20 September the Constructing Excellence Client Forum held a webinar on the topic of New Models of Procurement.  The session chaired by Phil Wilbraham had 2 excellent presentations from Prof David Mosey, Kings College London on Two Stage Open Book and Supply Chain Collaboration and Martin Davis from IP Initiatives on Insurance Backed Alliancing. … Continue reading “New Models of Procurement – Client Forum Webinar Outputs”