Here you can find all the latest news relating to CECA North East.

Infrastructure Leaders Target Elimination Of Key Risks
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Leaders from across UK infrastructure are joining forces in 2019 to make an ambitious step change in the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone involved in major infrastructure projects in the UK. Over the next 12 months representatives from the industry’s major clients, contractors and supply chain have agreed to work together to tackle the

Specification For A New Generic Form Of CECA Sub-Contract (Blue Form)
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CECA is in the process of preparing a new generic form of CECA Sub-Contract to complement the existing Blue Forms which will continue to be maintained.  Information about key features of the new form is available here. In short this generic form will have the same look and feel as the existing CECA sub-contract forms

Why We Need A Standard PQ
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The soft launch of a standard PQ this week is part of CECA’s ongoing work to make the procurement process easier for civil engineering contractors. Our research has shown that infrastructure procurement in the UK has reached crisis point with the public sector procurement process now the most expensive and one of the lengthiest in

CECA & Build UK Launch First Phase Of New Pre-Qualification System
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The UK construction industry has taken a major step towards improved efficiency with the launch of the first phase of a new Pre-Qualification System. CECA and Build UK have announced the launch of the first phase of the new system, which is designed to reduce inefficiencies that are costing the construction industry up to £1

Businesses Urged To Pay Suppliers On Time Or Risk Losing Out On Government Contracts
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Businesses have been warned by the government that they must pay their suppliers on time or face being prevented from winning further Government contracts. More than 10,000 businesses have been warned by the Government that they must pay their suppliers on time or face being prevented from winning further Government contracts. Officials from the Cabinet

New Construction Minister Announced
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Andrew Stephenson MP has been announced as the new construction minister. The MP for Pendle in Lancashire has been given the brief after his predecessor Richard Harrington resigned last week, citing the threat of a no-deal Brexit. Stephenson, who was first elected as Conservative MP for Pendle in May 2010, has previously been a Government

CECA Publishes Procurement Briefing
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CECA’s Procurement Group, in conjunction with Burges Salmon, has published a briefing on “Optimising The Procurement Process For Authorities & Utilities” which is free to download. This follows on from CECA’s publication CECA Procurement Report, which identified eight specific industry procurement challenges, namely: “information requirements disproportionate to bid value” “lack of client engagement during the

CSCS To Withdraw Postal Applications
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The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has announced plans to withdraw postal applications. CSCS cards certify individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for their job. CSCS currently provide a postal application service that is used by construction workers to apply for their CSCS cards. Over the last few weeks the

BEIS Committee Recommends CMA Breaks Up ‘Big Four’ Audit Firms
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) should aim for the full structural break-up of the ‘Big Four’ firms into audit and non-audit businesses, according to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee. In its report, The Future of Audit, the Committee endorses the CMA’s proposed operational split between audit and non-audit but argues that going further

Prepare Your Business For Leaving The EU
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HM Government have published a leaflet entitled “Prepare Your Business For Leaving The EU” which outlines the most important actions businesses can take in preparation for a no-deal Brexit. You can download the leaflet here. CECA will keep members informed of developments in the Brexit process. If you are a CECA member and would like