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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.
CEF has joined with ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) to call on the NI Assembly to form an independent advisory body to identify strategic cross-sectoral priorities and to advise the NI Executive on investment decisions.
CEF met with Finance Minister Conor Murphy and CPD this week to discuss supporting the construction industry and kickstarting the pipeline of work.