Procurement teams in the construction sector have come under intense pressure during the COVID-19 crisis with supply and labour shortages as well as making sites safe for works to continue. With long complex supply chains that often rely on SMEs open and transparent relationships with suppliers will be critical for on-going success.
With the support from the CIPS Construction Leaders Group we are able to provide the most up-to-date and relevant news and resources for the construction sector on this sector spotlight page.
We also have all the latest information on the recommendations following the tragic events of the fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 where 72 people lost their lives. Since the disaster there has been a focus on understanding how procurement is carried out with a desire to improve standards and involving procurement professionals throughout the whole build process to hopefully prevent events like this happening again.