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.

The CECA Wales Annual Awards 2019
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Last Friday night we hosted the CECA Wales Annual Dinner and Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff. At our AGM that afternoon our new Chairman, Mike McAndrew of Tarmac, was elected along with our new Vice Chair, Mark Bowen of Andrew Scott. Both Mike and Mark are passionate advocates of the civil engineering industry and

CECA Wales Awards 2019 : The Shortlist
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This year’s CECA Wales Annual Awards are the most competitive yet with more candidates entering and a new category for the Most Promising Quantity Surveyor. Here are the shortlists : MOST PROMISING APPRENTICE Ellis Cole-Jones       Dawnus Sion Hughes            Jones Bros Nibin Lukose           Alun Griffiths

Wales’ civil engineering sector set out action plan to embed aims of the Well-being of Future Generations Act
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On Tuesday, 5th February 2019, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association Wales (CECA Wales) launched “Transporting our Future Generations”, a joint report with Association of Consulting Engineers (ACE) and County Surveyors Society Wales. At the National Assembly for Wales, CECA Wales, sponsored by Alyn and Deeside Assembly Member, Jack Sargeant AM, set out the report’s 5