Highways England are inviting SMEs to discover the benefits of its new procurement strategy

Highways England’s decision to move away from outsourcing asset support contracts in certain regions and managing the work itself has opened new opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Highways England decided last year to return to a more traditional procurement model in a number of areas including the East Midlands, taking direct responsibility … Read more

Why you need to know about Building Information Modelling (BIM)

In the face of tighter budgets and pressure to reduce the environmental impact of our public buildings, local government organisations are waking up to the potential of Building Information Modelling (BIM) when procuring construction services. In the current climate of tighter budgets and greater environmental responsibility, BIM is going to become a must-have technology on … Read more

Understanding risk management in construction contracts

Construction contracts are much more complicated than the ones related to goods and services. All production activities and indeed all contracts involve an element of risk. Construction contracts are no exception to this rule. While the risk arising from a contract may take any number of forms, that risk must be allocated between the parties … Read more