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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Snow disruption contributes to fastest drop in construction activity since July 2016

Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2018

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Soft patch continues for the construction sector in February

Date: Friday, March 02, 2018

Civil engineering was the worst performing category of construction work, with activity falling at the sharpest pace for five months

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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) supports the UK Government’s new Contract Management Professional...

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

"CIPS has long recognised contract and supplier management activities as key levers to achieving good commercial outcomes..."

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CIPS third Brexit survey - please complete and add your voice to the procurement community view

Date: Tuesday, February 06, 2018

At the end of the survey you will be directed to some information you may find useful for your own path to Brexit as a thank you for your time.

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Construction output growth fades to near-stagnation in January

Date: Friday, February 02, 2018

The latest data signalled that the sector’s main driver of growth in recent months, house building, slipped into decline, ending a 16-month expansion.

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