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.

White papers

Related news

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) joins International Ethics Standards Coalition

Date: Thursday, January 04, 2018

The International Ethics Standards (IES) Coalition currently consists of over 120 member organisations with professionals working in a diverse range of countries.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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. 

Continue reading

Related concepts

Construction Sector

Our sector-specific business pages explore what drives organisations to invest in procurement, including case studies.

Find out more

Construction Clients’ Policy

Investment in new construction or refurbishment represents a significant decision for any enterprise and should contribute to more effective business. In order to...

Find out more

Building a lower carbon construction industry

Key ideas for reducing the carbon footprint of buildings: from blueprint to build and beyond. By Dominic Burbridge, Associate Director, Carbon Trust Business Advice

Find out more