Government Construction Strategy: Progress in Procurement

Organiser: Centre for Construction Innovation
Location: CUBE, 113-115 Portland St, Manchester
Phone: 0161 295 5076

Delivering the Government Construction and Infrastructure Strategy


John Ioannou, Construction Category Head, Efficiency & Reform Group, Cabinet Office

Cliff Jones, Senior Policy and Performance Manager, Department of Health, ProCure21+

In May 2011 the Government issued a new construction strategy designed to exploit the potential for public procurement of construction and infrastructure projects to drive growth. This strategy calls for a profound change in the relationship between public authorities and the construction industry to ensure the Government consistently gets a good deal and the country gets the social and economic infrastructure it needs for the long-term.

This strategy commits the public sector to becoming a better client – more informed and better co-ordinated when its construction requirements are specified, designed and procured. The strategy also challenges industry business models and practices. It will aim to replace adversarial cultures with collaborative ones; and will demand cost reduction and innovation within the supply chain to maintain market position – rather than innovation that is focussed on the bidding process.

John Ioannou will present an update and progress on the procurement aspects of the Government Construction Strategy focussing on new models of procurement and framework performance.

The Department of Health ProCure21+ National Framework is a framework agreement with six Supply Chains (PSCPs) selected via an OJEU Tender process for capital investment construction schemes across England up to 2016.

Cliff Jones will present the ProCure21+ framework detailing how the framework is helping the Department to meet the needs of health clients, and also delivering the Government Construction Strategy.

The seminar and discussions will be chaired by Professor Peter McDermott, Centre for Construction Innovation. Peter was one of the team reviewing the "Effectiveness of Frameworks" with the Cabinet Office, and sits on the Implementation Steering Group for the Government Infrastructure Strategy.


To reserve a place please CLICK HERE. Please note that the registration fee is £30.00 per delegate.

If you wish to pay by cheque (payable to the 'University of Salford') please contact Emma Looskin at If you have any queries please contact Emma on the above email address or telephone 0161 295 5076.