Procurement and Contract Strategies for Construction

Author(s): Ian Heaphy
ISBN: 9780727763716
Publication Date: 11 October 2021
Status: Forthcoming

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Format:Paperback
Publication status: Forthcoming
Publisher:ICE Publishing
Page size:234 x 156mm
Number of pages:104
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Procurement and Contract Strategies for Construction is a detailed guide to the key steps in the procurement process and the decisions which need to be made in order to create an effective procurement and contract strategy (PCS). PCS is a…



Subjects: Contract lawNEC (New engineering contract)Procurement and supply chainsBusiness skills and techniquesLeadershipManagement
Product code: 9780727763716

Procurement and Contract Strategies for Construction is a detailed guide to the key steps in the procurement process and the decisions which need to be made in order to create an effective procurement and contract strategy (PCS). PCS is a fundamental building block in successful project delivery. The book shows how—if done correctly—it ensures the right suppliers are appointed that are able to deliver the client’s objectives.

Coverage includes

  • determining client requirements, scope and objectives
  • supply chain engagement
  • breaking down a project into packages
  • allocation of design responsibility
  • types of engagement model—risk allocation and management responsibility
  • selecting the commercial model
  • choosing the contract, including NEC4, FIDIC and JCT; tendering and contract award.

Procurement and Contract Strategies for Construction is essential reading for a wide range of construction professionals, particularly commercial, contractual and procurement staff. It will also be of interest to students on university and professional courses that cover procurement and contract strategy.

Ian Heaphy has over 25 years of experience in the construction industry, including aviation, oil and gas, rail, water, highways and building.

He has worked with clients across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East, North America and Australia including government bodies, private employers and contractors. Ian is chartered Quantity Surveyor and has extensive experience in commercial and contract administration and project and programme management.

He specialises in the development and implementation of innovative procurement strategies with particular expertise around partnering, alliancing and target cost contracts. He is a member of the NEC4 Contract Board and one of the authors responsible for developing and drafting the latest generation of NEC contracts. 

Ian regularly facilitates workshops and delivers training in contract forms and procurement and contract strategies. He also frequently speaks at industry events and has had numerous articles published in construction journals. 

In addition to his NEC and procurement work, Ian also acts as adjudicator, dispute resolver and quantum Expert Witness.

01. Introduction
02. Defining Client Requirements and Constraints on the Procurement Strategy
03. Understanding the Supply Chain
04. Packaging Strategy
05. Design Responsibility
06. Engagement Model
07. Commercial Model
08. Contract Forms
09. Tender Selection and Contract Award