Building Ladders of Opportunity - How can we work together to procure buildings of the best value and highest quality?

01 May 2013

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Nottingham Trent University, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU


Chair: Paul Collins CEnv MSc MRICS MBFIM AoU FICPD, Nottingham Trent University

A morning event to:

  • Encourage the use of procurement practices which prioritise design quality and deliver long-term value for clients
  •  Encourage dialogue on access to procurement for small firms, between architects, co-professionals and procurement bodies (local authorities, housing associations, frameworks & contractors and others) at local level
  •  Build constructive, ongoing and reciprocal relationships between the RIBA and public clients
  •  Raise awareness of the RIBA’s ongoing work on the procurement of buildings

This free event includes:

  • Keynote address by George Cowcher, Chief Executive, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Presentation of the recommendations of the RIBA report Building Ladders of Opportunity by Walter Menteth, Walter Menteth Architects and Russell Curtis, RCKa Architects, of the RIBA Procurement Reform Group
  • Presentation byCllr. Nick McDonald, Nottingham City Council on Nottingham’s new procurement policy, aimed at supporting jobs for local people through increased use of local businesses for Council contracts

    Question and answer discussion session



This event is free; however, booking is essential:  



Henrietta McCabe 01522 837402


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 This event is held in partnership with CIC East Midlands