Easier Procurement Practice To Save Construction Industry £250 Million A Year

Currently businesses may have to answer a different set of questions every time they bid for new government contracts. Estimates by the National Specialist Contractors Council put the cost to the industry and its clients of wasteful prequalification processes at £250 million annually.

Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “Ensuring that public sector procurement practices are not wasteful has always been important but the current economic climate brings that into even sharper focus.