A new programme has been released by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).
‘Improving Performance Through Better Procurement Approaches’ is a programme launched by the Construction Industry Training Board resulting of the research sponsored by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2017 which found that procurement methods could, in fact, hinder the productivity rates.
CITB is set in place to provide an ideal solution for the UK construction industry that the workforce so desperately needs and with this programme, it seems to be stepping closer towards educating clients of the industry too.
CITB is looking to fund projects that explore new approaches to procurement that can improve performance, for example, a collaboration through supply chains.
The company is looking for research proposals from the levy-registered employers - all employers ‘engaged wholly or mainly in construction industry activities’ – who are seeking to improve the overall project performance, construction clients, trade groups, procurement framework specialists, consultancies or training providers.
Steve Radley, CITB director of strategy and policy, stated: “While other sectors have seen increases in productivity in recent decades, construction has lagged behind with weak approaches to procurement playing a key role. We want to explore new and more collaborative ways of working that can improve supply chain relationships within procured projects, meaning more housing and infrastructure delivered on time and on budget to the benefit of clients and the construction industry alike.”