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Will Civil Engineering and Construction SME’s benefit from the changes to the 2014 European Procurement Directives

Eadie, Robert and Potts, Samuel (2016) Will Civil Engineering and Construction SME’s benefit from the changes to the 2014 European Procurement Directives. In: Fourth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering- CSM 2016, Birmingham City University, Birmingham. Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, USA. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Construction industry fragmentation into nearly a million Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SME) in the UK led to calls for the European procurement process to be more inclusive. The innovation and skills of these organisations was not being correctly utilized in Government contracts. The introduction of the new procurement directives Europe wide sought to solve this problem. However, the perspective of SME’s on issues such as self-declaration provisions, breaking contracts into lots, limits to the financial capacity required, and the effect on procurement if more SMEs tendered had not been fully researched. This paper’s findings show an increase in SME involvement as predicted, and that the other elements of the new regulations are appreciated but that organisationshave concerns over the capacity of government departments to administer contracts in lots.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:EU Directives,Procurement, Construction
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:33813
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:06 Apr 2016 14:34
Last Modified:05 Apr 2017 10:38

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