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Atkins has pushed out plans for the UK to represent just 25 per cent of group turnover in the medium term after mixed fortunes in 2012.
Bam Construction, Carillion and Galliford Try have been appointed to Manchester Airports Group’s new capital delivery programme framework.
The government wants to be “more challenging” with its supply chain as it sees “anecdotal evidence” of low-cost bidding and “aggressive claims”, particularly in local authorities.
Network Rail has been told to make quicker progress on delivering almost £7bn of enhancement projects, but was warned this week to focus on supply chain engagement to avoid spending peaks and risking the best rail staff leaving the UK.
The Treasury is looking to scrutinise supplier performance in more detail and potentially share results with other clients, it said today.
SMEs are facing a ‘pass or fail’ test on £2.1bn of construction work as local councils use credit reports as a ‘blunt instrument’ to assess bids, it was claimed today.
Two years on from Sir Roy McNulty’s Rail Value for Money study, a new and “radically different” alliance approach is set to challenge the way the rail industry thinks about procurement and contracting.
Transport projects make up more than half the shortlist for this award, which recognises the best projects with a budget value of £10m-£50m.
A number of high-profile major projects are nominated in this category, including work on the Olympic Park and its venues, the M25 widening and The Shard.
A wide range of projects of varying size and covering several sectors make up the shortlist for Sustainable Project of the Year, showcasing the best examples of green building in the UK.