This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Drive to improve procurement practices continues to gather pace

18 April 2019

Following calls to improve procurement processes in all areas following the collapse of Carillion last year, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced funding for a new initiative.

With a total of £3m available, the CITB is now requesting applications and expressions of interest, as part of its aims to identify the best examples of good practice that will be shared throughout the industry.

The scheme is part of the Improving Performance Through Better Procurement Approaches commission and follows research conducted in 2017.

Organised by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the study showed how infrastructure procurement practices can have negative effects on productivity and performance, while increasing waste and failing to use technologies that would assist other sectors.

Poor procurement practice had also led to supply chains being locked in cycles of low margins, low investment, variable training standards and dysfunctional relationships, according to Infrastructure Intelligence, leading to projects falling behind schedule and failing to meet budgetary requirements.

Applications for the CITB-led scheme are sought in particular from levy-registered employers seeking to improve performance, trade associations and federations, clients and framework leaders seeking to support supply chain partners and construction training providers or consultancies.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 10 June, with all applications due by 24 June.

More information about the fund is available here.


Print this page | E-mail this page

http://www.fsifm.com
PFM


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

“I don’t understand the PFM Awards”

The information provided below is intended to provide the FM industry with more understanding of the industry’s oldest awards initiative, which continues t...
Article image

Making smart decisions when purchasing new technology

We asked industry experts if the implementation of new technology should be expected to reduce cost, in addition to improving the operation of facilities, ...
Article image

Sustainable business policies making good business sense

PFM examines how the alignment of sustainable practices are becoming an important element in the winning or contin...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

Training course for non-native invasive weeds launched

An initiative launched by the Property Care Association (PCA) is designed to help FMs improve their identification of non-native invasive weeds....