Plans to accelerate public projects
The Government’s department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is planning to speed up contract awards for public sector projects, to aid economic recovery form the COVID-19 crisis.
Fergus Harradence, BEIS deputy construction director, said on a Building webinar last week, “We are hoping to be in a position within the next two or three weeks to make an announcement about an accelerated pipeline and what projects will be in that.
“The aim of that, obviously, is to give the industry confidence that over the medium to long term there is going to be a supply of work.
“[It’s vital] to give people clarity and visibility about the pipeline and accelerate the award of contracts at all stages of projects. That’s something we need to do as quickly as possible.”