Construction


Most companies outsource at least part, if not all of their construction project management as these are often complex projects requiring both construction materials and engineering services. Procurement’s role has been growing, specifically with regards to small projects where spend levels are low. Large projects are usually outsourced to an engineering, consultancy or real estate company.

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Construction output rises at fastest pace for five months, led by housing

Date: Monday, December 04, 2017

House building projects were again the primary growth engine for construction activity.

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EU businesses say goodbye to UK suppliers as Brexit bites into key relationships

Date: Monday, November 06, 2017

The survey of 1,118 supply chain managers in the UK and Europe also finds that two fifths (40%) of UK businesses with EU suppliers have begun the search for domestic suppliers to replace their EU partners.

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Construction activity rises slightly in October, but optimism falls to lowest for almost five years

Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Confidence regarding 12-month outlook drops to weakest since December 2012

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UK construction sector moves back into reverse gear during September

Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Lower volumes of construction work reflected marked falls in both commercial and civil engineering activity during September. 

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Modern day slavery survey - views from the procurement community

Date: Friday, August 04, 2017

One year on CIPS would like to understand what has changed and what further support procurement professionals need to comply with a law that not only affects businesses over this threshold, but smaller organisations too.

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