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Public Procurement Policy under Review

Mar 26, 2019

Review of Procurement Policy launched by Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe has launched a review of procurement policy at a meeting of the Construction Sector Group. The review, which is due to take place over the coming 12 – 18 months, will engage with industry stakeholders and with the public bodies who deliver public works projects. It is expected to result in significant changes to the Capital Works Management Framework. Preliminary engagement and scoping has already begun, and a range of policy papers are expected throughout 2019 and 2020.

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The review is expected to take into consideration enhanced risk management throughout a project’s lifecycle and quality of information. It will also cover opportunities to implement digital technologies such as Building Information Management (BIM).

Speaking about the review, the Minister explained: “This new and improved approach to the manner in which we procure construction contracts will support the delivery of Project Ireland 2040 by ensuring maximum value for money while sustaining a modern, innovative, and resilient construction sector”. He continued to outline that the scope of this review builds upon the review conducted of the public works contracts, and includes the procurement of construction consultancy services and building contractors.

 

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