Procurement

Procurement continues to be a hugely contentious issue for civil engineering contractors. Public sector procurement processes represent the gateway between public and private sectors but the process is, so often, bureaucratic, costly and time consuming. Streamlining the process of bidding for work, making it more efficient and effective, has been a key priority for CECA Wales.

We work with clients, politicians and policy makers to streamline public procurement practices, to inform and influence public procurement policy and support initiatives to improve efficiency and productivity across the sector

We work with major construction clients including Welsh Government, local government, Dwr Cymru and Network Rail to ensure that bidding costs for contractors are minimised whilst maximising value for money for clients.

CECA produced a report in 2016 on procurement, called “Directions in policy for the UK infrastructure industry”, based on responses from members, which has made a series of recommendations for improvement. CECA Wales, in partnership with the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) in Wales and the County Surveyors Society Wales followed this up with their own Wales specific report titled “Streamlining Public Procurement”. This report forms the basis of ongoing discussions with major construction clients.

Active and Healthy Lives Report Launch
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“Supporting Healthy and Active Lives and the role of infrastructure” On Tuesday 26th November 2019 CECA Wales launched it’s joint report on “Active and Healthy Lives : the role of infrastructure” at the Pierhead, Cardiff. The event was sponsored by Jenny Rathbone AM and the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Lee Waters, gave us

We must unlock Wales’ infrastructure potential
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CECA Wales response to Welsh Government capital investment announcement
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4th November 2019 *Cymraeg isod The Civil Engineering Contractors Association Wales welcomes today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of a further £130m funding for capital investment this year along with the publication of an updated Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP) project pipeline. However, we would call on the Welsh Government to go