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Date: Thursday 14th October 2021

Venue: Central Birmingham – Crowne Plaza Hotel

’21 years of Collaborative Procurement: how does it help us tackle today’s problems? ‘


In 2000, the collaborative procurement techniques of PPC2000 were ahead of their time, but 21 years later the success of this form and the strategic FAC-1 and TAC-1 contracts show how collaboration has come into its own. The Association of Consultant Architects and the Alliance Steering Group have shaken off the shackles of Covid restrictions and are delighted to announce the return of our annual conference – at the Crowne Plaza in Birmingham on Thursday 14th October, in person and via live stream. This year we focus on a celebration of collaborative procurement, showcasing success stories over the last two decades and exploring how collaborative action plans can tackle efficiency and safety concerns, climate change, social value and Covid-19. The more challenges we face, the greater the influence of collaboration on the future of construction.

The conference will begin with a plenary session of industry leaders debating the merits of the ‘Construction Playbook’, its interdependencies with alliancing forms of contract and the impact of a new ‘Gold Standard’ for construction frameworks. Professor David Mosey of King’s College London,appointed by Lord Agnew this year to lead the Government’s independent review of construction frameworks, will ensure an active debate among client and industry representatives with delegate participation.

Our afternoon workshops will explore:

  • Procuring collaboratively post-Brexit and how innovative evaluation models can deliver the right results
  • The future of project alliancing under PPC2000 – what users have achieved, what has not worked and what can be done better in the future
  • Managing the insurance crisis – how to secure liability cover in an increasingly risk-averse market

This conference will offer essential insights for construction clients, consultants and contractors working in any sector and we hope to see you there. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Birmingham, with a fee of £150 + VAT if you attend in person or £50 + VAT for those wishing to attend on-line via a live stream of the event.

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