RIAI Research and Policy: Procurement

RIAI Research – Achieving Quality through Smart Procurement

The RIAI believes that the current procurement policy does not embed design innovation and impact quality of outcomes which can lead to higher whole-life costs. The procurement process focuses frequently on minimising the cost of design and construction, rather than achieving value for money. It is a responsibility of Government to put measures in place to ensure that quality of design and procurement for value are at the heart of public procurement policy. The RIAI published report on public procurement includes a number of recommendations to improve the process. (April 2019)

Published: April 2019