The purpose of this group is to advise on the formulation, development and implementation of RIBA policy and strategy relating to procurement.
Key activities and functions in respect of procurement:
1. To improve commerce, ethics, quality and outcomes.
2. To simplify and economise processes.
3. To ensure that procurement policy and practice:
supports fair access for micro-businesses, along with appropriate provision for innovative practice, specialisms, research and bottom-up development
appropriately reflects the procurement information required for appointing professional construction consultants and contractors
safeguards client and end user interests.
4. To review, appraise, propose, research, evidence, consult, educate, lobby and influence reform of construction procurement (at EU, UK national and local levels).
5. To identify emerging issues relating to procurement and highlight these to the RIBA.
6. To collaborate with other RIBA professional groups to promote 'joined-up' thinking and consistency of institute policies.
7. To develop links with RIBA Members and appropriate groups in the EU, RIBA, nations and regions.