Northern Ireland Department of Finance | Sourcing and Construction Toolkits

An update on the latest news from the Northern Ireland Department of Finance, about Sourcing and Construction Toolkits and the Construction Suppliers Survey.

Sourcing and Construction Toolkits

The Finance Minister reconstituted the Procurement Board in December 2020 to bring together industry representative and public procurement experts to develop fresh policy initiatives to ensure procurement practice can meet the challenges of today’s markets.

The Board has reviewed the extant suite of Procurement Guidance Notes and agreed that they should be replaced with new toolkits to provide procurement practitioners with guidance that has more commercial focus to secure value for money and improve project delivery outcomes.

The Sourcing and Construction Toolkits focus on market management and early supplier engagement; better commercial preparation for procurements; improved financial appraisal and bid evaluation.

The Toolkits and Summary of Construction Toolkit Themes may be downloaded here.

Construction Suppliers Survey

CPD is conducting a survey seeking feedback on supplier experiences of tendering for public sector infrastructure contracts here. Supplier perspective on the Toolkits is also welcomed. The survey will open on Thursday 21 July 2022 and close Wednesday 31 August 2022. The survey questionnaire may be accessed here.

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