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Procurement In Construction – What you need to know

November 17, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+5.5

Join our next Northern Skills Academy learning event ‘Procurement in Construction – What you need to know’

We’re pleased to invite you to our next Skills Academy learning event!

We have partnered with DAC Beachcroft LLP to deliver our next virtual learning session via Webinar.

Billions of pounds a year are being spent on capital construction and infrastructure programmes. Organisations with large capital projects are having to take a look at how procurement can assist them to build and maintain the critical infrastructure for these projects.

What sets the construction industry procurement apart is the complexity of projects. Other influences such as logistics, available technologies, finance, labour availability and even the weather all affect the ability of a project to be completed on time, on budget and to a high quality.

It is therefore crucial that organisations use their spending power not only to ensure they achieve best value for money, but are transparent, include sustainable / carbon reduction measures and take into account the social value aspect.

The key focus areas of this session will cover:

– Types of construction procurement

– Contract options: JCT v NEC

– Collateral warranties, bonds/PCG and retention

– The Construction Playbook (Government Guidance issued Dec 2020)

The speakers for the session include:

Ben Thornycroft, Partner

Ben specialises in construction and engineering procurement and contracts. He has prepared and negotiated documentation for a wide variety of projects in the private and public sectors acting for owners, developers, contractors, tenants and funders. He promotes effective and pragmatic solutions and is currently involved in a range of schemes, including a variety of projects for public and independent sector health clients from refurbishment to substantial new facilities, schools projects, renewal of court buildings, hotel and new supermarket developments, infrastructure and waste to energy projects.

Rachel Gibson, Legal Director

Rachel Gibson is a construction and engineering law specialist and has acted for authorities, funders and contractors across a variety of different sectors including waste, transport, education and blue-light. Rachel has experience in drafting, negotiating and advising on the key standard form construction and engineering contracts including JCT, NEC3, MF/1, FIDIC and LOGIC. She also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating bespoke contracts for complex projects.

We look forward to having you join us and we’ll send you joining instructions the day before the event.

This event contributes to your Continuous Personal Development plan so do remember to log your attendance.

Please note: this session is not open to suppliers, please do not use personal email addresses when booking.