Civils contractors today welcomed the publication of an independent review of public sector frameworks by saying the creation of a ‘gold standard’ for public sector frameworks will lead to beneficial outcomes for industry and clients alike.
Professor David Mosey’s Constructing the Gold Standard: An Independent Review of Public Sector Construction Frameworks sets out 24 ‘Gold Standard’ recommendations with detailed supporting actions, designed to improve the outcomes delivered by framework strategies, and to avoid the pitfalls of bureaucratic and inconsistent practices.
Commenting, Director of Operations for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Marie-Claude Hemming said: “We are delighted that Professor Mosey has taken on many of our members’ recommendations in his review, which will enable future frameworks to be established that will deliver improved value for money, efficiency, safety, and social value.
“Moreover, he recommends that future frameworks must focus on net zero carbon and whole life value, delivering both better environmental outcomes and value for money for our members’ clients.
“Professor Mosey’s recommendations reflect a range of policies in The Construction Playbook, which was published a year ago, and which are revolutionising the way UK construction does business. If accepted by Government, they will provide CECA members with the pipeline visibility they need to deliver projects on time and on budget and will act as a powerful engine-room for delivering the high growth, high employment economy the UK needs.”
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