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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Modern day slavery survey - views from the procurement community

Date: Friday, August 04, 2017

One year on CIPS would like to understand what has changed and what further support procurement professionals need to comply with a law that not only affects businesses over this threshold, but smaller organisations too.

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Construction growth eases to 11-month low in July amid weakness in commercial building

Date: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

At the same time, intense supply chain pressures continued in July and prices for construction materials increased at one of the sharpest rates since the first half of 2011.             

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UK construction sector recovery loses momentum in June

Date: Tuesday, July 04, 2017

June data revealed weaker growth momentum across the UK construction sector, with business activity, new work and employment all expanding at slower rates than in May. Survey respondents commented on signs of renewed risk aversion among clients, reflecting concerns about...

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PRGX Global and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Announce New Release of CIPS Sustainability Index

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Since September 2016, all CSI-rated suppliers have provided additional data to support newly- introduced theme reports.

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Modest rise in construction output, but cost pressures remain at an eight and-a-half year high

Date: Thursday, March 02, 2017

UK construction companies recorded a sustained expansion of overall business activity in February, with civil engineering replacing house building as the main growth driver.

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