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Procurement strategy & contract selection

Event organised by ICE

10 February 2020

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Poor procurement leads to poor projects. It is as simple as that.

In this seminar, attendees will learn the importance of spending adequate time (and money) at the procurement phase of a project’s lifecycle. This topic is extremely relevant as most engineers will be involved in the procurement of construction projects at some point in their careers.

What does design and build actually mean? Why do I have to use this NEC contract? Why are we fighting over ground conditions? Why did the client not include that in the documents ages ago? Why does it take so long to get a government contract up and running?

If you have ever asked yourself any of the above question, this seminar is for you.

This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the traditional procurement methods used by the UK construction industry
  • Public vs private sector procurement
  • Linking procurement strategy to contract selection
  • Tailoring contracts to the specific needs of a project



Arup is a world class firm of designers, planners, engineers, architects, consultants and technical specialists.

For more information please contact:

Georgia Hamilton