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    Features

    Procurement update: post-covid projects

    2020-09-01T05:00:00Z

    Clients and contractors face unprecedented levels of uncertainty in bringing forward new projects during the pandemic.  Simon Rawlinson of Arcadis examines the options available to help manage the risk

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    News

    Crisis prompts overhaul of procurement methods to speed up contract awards

    2020-03-23T06:00:00Z

    Government says ‘extreme urgency’ of situation means public sector will have to quicken up appointments

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    Features

    Procurement update: Brexit

    2019-09-24T05:00:00Z

    With the timing and manner of the UK’s exit from the EU in doubt once more, Simon Rawlinson of Arcadis looks at the options available

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    Features

    Procurement update: Offsite

    2018-08-24T06:00:00Z

    With government pushing the offsite agenda and a growing housing sector needing to access new capacity, how can clients position themselves to take advantage of the benefits of offsite construction?

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    Features

    Procurement update: revolution

    2018-04-20T15:31:00Z

    Two decades on from the Egan report and with a construction sector deal on the way, will 2018 be the year for construction’s procurement revolution? 

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    Features

    Procurement update: Uncertain markets

    2017-08-25T06:00:00Z

    Clients are returning to package-based procurement to get better value from their supply chain, even though this involves taking on much more risk

  • Manchester Victoria
    Features

    Procurement update: BIM

    2015-08-18T11:30:00Z

    As the 2016 deadline for the UK government’s mandate gets closer, the take-up of BIM on projects and programmes is accelerating

  • Rudi Klein
    News

    One in three public sector clients do not pay on time

    2015-02-12T08:00:00Z

    Trade body calls for new ombudsman to enforce fair pay rules after survey reveals late payment is rife

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    News

    Capita buys Constructionline for £35m

    2015-01-28T10:45:00Z

    Outsourcing giant targets 40% revenue hike for industry database

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    Features

    Procurement update

    2014-08-18T10:10:00Z

    Construction is now 12 months into its recovery and project procurement has become much more challenging - even in the regions. SImon Rawlinson of EC Harris takes soundings from projects and considers the best options in a fast-moving market

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    Features

    Procurement update: Project controls

    2013-09-12T06:00:00Z

    Clients are dusting off their investment plans, but scarce resources mean that assurance of planned outcomes will be vital. Here’s how project controls can help to give that assurance

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    Features

    Procurement: Regulated utilities

    2012-08-31T00:00:00Z

    Over the next two years £60bn of construction spend is due to be procured by regulated utilities. Getting the procurement strategy right is critical. Simon Rawlinson of EC Harris looks at the options

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    Features

    Procurement update

    2011-09-02T00:00:00Z

    With pressure on the construction industry to drive down costs for clients, how can strategic procurement be used to deliver required savings? Simon Rawlinson of EC Harris looks at the options

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    Features

    Procurement refurbishment

    2010-08-27T00:00:00Z

    When budgets are tight, refurb can seem the ideal solution. But how do clients and contractors allocate risk and manage outcomes? Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon looks at the options

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    Procurement update

    2009-08-28T00:00:00Z

    During the boom, clients turned to frameworks just to get firms to do their work. In the recession, many are asking if they’re still needed

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    Building handover: how to give tenants a Soft Landing

    2009-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Well, that was the project team’s traditional attitude to the client once its building was finished. The Soft Landings framework straps them together until all the problems are resolved

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    Comment

    It’s just too sad to be single: Single-stage tendering

    2008-12-12T00:00:00Z

    Why would any client want to revert to the old method of single-stage tendering when life with two-stage tendering is so much clearer, simpler and cheaper?

  • Single-stage tendering is not incompatible with good architecture, as Haworth Tompkins’ Young Vic demonstrates
    Features

    Procurement: Single-stage tendering

    2008-11-21T00:00:00Z

    Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon sets out the pros and cons of the single-stage strategy and offers some guidance on how clients and contractors can use it successfully

  • The Apple store on Regent Street, central London – a good example of a high concept fit-out
    Features

    Procurement: Retail delivery

    2008-08-29T00:00:00Z

    The successful fitting out of a major retail scheme owes a lot to effective retail delivery management. Simon Rawlinson and Nick Clare of Davis Langdon lift the lid on the processes involved

  • Key differences and similarities between competitive dialogue and negotiation
    Features

    Procurement: Competitive dialogue

    2008-05-23T00:00:00Z

    If your client’s public-sector scheme needs bidder input during procurement, then competitive dialogue is likely to be the best option. Now that some projects have been let using the process, Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon reviews the lessons learned