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

Eadie, Robert and Potts, Samuel (2016) Will Civil Engineering and Construction SME’s benefit from the changes to the 2014 EuropeanProcurement Directives. International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering, 3 (2). pp. 117-121. [Journal article]

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Abstract

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 moreinclusive. The innovation and skills of these organisations was not being correctly utilized in Government contracts. The introduction of the new procurement directives Europe widesought 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, andthe 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 ofthe new regulations are appreciated but that organisations have concerns over the capacity of government departments to administer contracts in lots.

Item Type:Journal article
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:35856
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:27 Sep 2016 14:11
Last Modified:22 May 2017 11:10

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