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Procurement

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.

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CEF survey calls for Urgent Government Investment in Infrastructure

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.

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  • Northern Ireland Electricity Networks
  • Willis Towers Watson
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