22 May 2013
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Steelcase Solutions, Brewery Wharf, Leeds
The UK has some of the lowest level of SME participation in public sector procurement
The UK regularly applies disproportionate PQQ thresholds
The UK is ineffective in its use of design as a selection criterion
UK public procurement rarely focuses on design outcomes
These are some of the findings of the report 'Building Ladders of Opportunity' produced by the RIBA's Procurement Reform Group.
This free event for architects, construction professionals and clients, will provide more information on these issues, and identify potential solutions.
5.30pm Registration and refreshments
6pm Welcome and Introduction by Chair, Rob Hindle, Chair of RICS Yorkshire and Humber
6.15pm Presentation of the recommendations of the RIBA report, Building Ladders of Opportunity. Walter Menteth, Chair of the RIBA Procurement Reform Group
7pm Best Practice Delivery of Two New Primary Schools In Sheffield – A Case Study. Daniel Ladbury, Head of Capital Delivery Service, Sheffield City Council and Bruce Raw, Bond Bryan Architects
7.45pm Q&A and summary
Free of charge; however, booking is essential.