The Construction Sector Deal is a key ‘Sector Deal’ announced by Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as part of the wider Industrial Strategy White Paper. This will see government and industry working together to support, invest in and transform the construction sector.
An important strand of the strategy is ‘Procure for Better Value’ – which will build a critical mass of clients and advisors equipped to use outcome-based procurement thus driving efficiency in capital programme delivery and lifetime performance. Ann Bentley, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Global Board Director and Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Member, has worked closely with industry colleagues to develop this theme.
The CLC, which will lead the implementation of the Sector Deal, is now convening a cross industry group to take forward this work. The first stages are:
- to develop an industry-wide definition of value which takes into account more than capital cost
- to produce a universal methodology for procurement using this definition of value, and
- to promote common and consistent standards across industry.
Ann Bentley, RLB Global Board Director and CLC Member comments: “RLB is delighted to support this ground-breaking Government/Industry collaboration, and looks forward to the next exciting phase.”