Following a number of recent occurrences of inappropriate requirements for PII in public sectors tenders, CEF along with Trevor McClintock of our Patrons, Willis Towers Watson, this week met with Des Armstrong CEO of CPD to discuss.
Recent years have seen industry’s engagement with government on matters of public procurement improve significantly...
With a public sector capital budget in Northern Ireland of over £1 billion a year, that engagement has been geared towards making procurement processes easier and more straightforward for local companies.
On matters such as the centralisation of the procurement and delivery of key infrastructure projects, social clauses and Project Bank Accounts it is though critical that industry continues to have its voice heard.
The most recent Construction Employers Federation (CEF) survey of local construction companies conducted in July represents the views of around 200 businesses with combined turnover exceeding £1.5bn. The findings strongly suggest that the greatest single risk to jobs and the survival of local businesses is the slow pace of government’s return to business and the procurement of much needed construction work, exacerbated by a nervous commercial sector considering its options in retail, hospitality and office accommodation.
Our COVID-19 legal partners Arthur Cox have prepared a note on the The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.