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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CIPS Membership Review 2017

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017

The survey itself has been developed with the help of volunteer members to ensure that CIPS asks the right questions and better understands what matters to its key stakeholders.

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Although housebuilding remained the best performing category, the latest expansion was the weakest for five months.

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Date: Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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