The latest quarterly iteration of the Northern Ireland Executive's Infrastructure Investment Pipeline has been published today.
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.
A key recommendation arising from 2017 CIFNI Task Groups was that Government’s NEC construction works contracts should be administered by competent Project Managers who fully understand their duties and those of the Contractor under the NEC Contract.
Through the Federation's Civil Engineering Consultative Committee, the Government Clients have this week detailed their procurement plans for the coming months.