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

Robert Eadie, Samuel Potts

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsRakesh Kumar
PublisherInstitute of Research Engineers and Doctors
Pages55-59
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-63248-093-4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2016
EventFourth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering- CSM 2016 - Birmingham City University, Birmingham
Duration: 17 Mar 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceFourth International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Mechanical Engineering- CSM 2016
Period17/03/16 → …

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • EU Directives
  • Procurement
  • Construction

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