Construction Sector


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.

Coronavirus News and Resources for the Construction Sector

Construction Post Covid19

Construction Post Covid19

Watch the "Construction Procurement Post Covid19" webinar from the Auckland Branch Committee with Dr. Peter Cunningham Senior Procurement Manager

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Risk & Regulation

Risk & Regulation

Regulatory reform in the construction and what changes will be needed for competencies of those working in the construction sector

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Procurement Standards

Procurement Standards

Lessons learned from the Procurement Competency Working Group and its key recommendations

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CompeteFor

CompeteFor

An online platform linking businesses to contract opportunities

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Post-Covid Recovery

Post-Covid Recovery

Selling in the importance of procurement in construction for a smooth post-covid recovery

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Procurement Team Challenges

Procurement Team Challenges

The construction sector has never faced a more dramatic supply challenge –as it reopens post covid-19, procurement teams are coming to the fore

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Impact on Construction

Impact on Construction

How the construction sector has been effected by the COVID-19 crisis and how they prepare to open up the sector following unlock down restrictions

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Purchasing Boost Dampened

Purchasing Boost Dampened

Read how UK construction has returned to growth but the coronavirus has cast a shadow over the sector, according to the latest PMI

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Commodities Indices

Commodities Indices

Review Comodities Indexes Month by Month

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News and Resources following the Grenfell Tower Disaster

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Read the Full Report: The Working Group 11 – Procurement Professionals extract from the ‘Raising the Bar’ interim report - August 2019

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Lessons From Grenfell

Lessons From Grenfell

Hear CIPS Group Director, Duncan Brock led a working group that recommended changes in both practices and culture to prevent future tragedies

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Competencies Must Improve

Competencies Must Improve

Procurement competencies must be improved in construction sector to make buildings safer

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New Procurement Framework?

New Procurement Framework?

Read How the construction sector should introduce a new competency framework for procurement professionals to put safety above price

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Coming soon – Raising the Bar final report available soon

The full Interim Report, Executive Summary and accompanying Annexes can be downloaded below:

Raising the Bar Interim Report

http://cic.org.uk/admin/resources/raising-the-barinterimfinal-1.pdf

Raising the Bar Executive Summary

http://cic.org.uk/admin/resources/executive-summaryraising-the-barinterimfinal.pdf

Raising the Bar  Appendix A (Working Group 1-3):

http://cic.org.uk/admin/resources/raising-the-barappendix-a-working-group-1-3.pdf

Raising the Bar  Appendix A (Working Group 4-12):

http://cic.org.uk/admin/resources/raising-the-barappendix-a-working-group-4-12.pdf

Raising the Bar Appendix B – Building Safety Coordinator

http://cic.org.uk/admin/resources/raising-the-barappendix-b.pdf

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