South West Wales Best Practice Club – What’s’ in the “Pipeline”! – Swansea
Would it help your business to know how much construction work your local authorities in South Wales and beyond are planning to deliver over the next 3 years?
The construction industry in Wales is heavily dependent on local authority highway and construction programmes. However, for many, the visibility of these programmes is shrouded in mystery and as a result the ability of Welsh construction businesses to prepare for these opportunities is severely hampered by this lack of visibility. The ability of Welsh local authorities to strategically plan collaborative operations is similarly hampered through a lack of knowledge about their neighbours’ plans and, in some cases, other departments in the same local authority. Thankfully this is all about to change!
When the Minister for Finance and Leader of the House formally launched the Constructing Excellence in Wales “No Turning Back” report in October 2010 she created a cross sector construction industry steering group to respond to the recommendations. One of the key issues was the industry’s need for greater visibility of future construction programmes and clarity over public sector capital programme spend. In response to this Constructing Excellence in Wales has been working with all Welsh local authorities to pull together their capital programmes and present these in one single document spanning 3 financial years – and to roll this forward year on year.
So why should you attend?
If you know what work is in the “pipeline”, if you know the value of this work and if you know the type of work available you can better plan your own operations. You can better plan your resources, you can target training programmes and you can better prepare yourself to bid for these opportunities. By being better prepared the supply chain can better meet the needs of its clients.
Local Authority Clients It’s not all about the industry either. Better information about individual programmes means that local authorities can make better strategic decisions about collaborating with their neighbours to get greater value from their procurement processes and to support local communities through training, local employment and local business opportunities.
So what will you learn?
• The background to why this “pipeline” has been produced and the wider context
• The work that CEW, supported by the WLGA, has undertaken to produce the report for Value Wales
• The picture of local authority investment in South West Wales and beyond over the next three years
The report containing the capital programmes of all Welsh local authorities for 2013-2017 is now available via this link to the Constructing Excellence in Wales website. The data is presented in a booklet format and can be viewed either on a regional or sectorial basis.
So what Afterwards?
Whilst the data represents a huge step forward in terms of visibility to the construction industry and other local authority clients there are further opportunities to improve this data. This is why there will be an opportunity at the end of the session to discuss the usefulness of the data and to identify what improvements should be targeted. We will then feed this data back into this process. Come along to the next South West Wales Best Practice Club breakfast event to discover more about the Forward Programme of Work.
How to Book: To reserve your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your full contact details and the names of all delegates wishing to attend. Substitution of delegates can be made at any time.
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Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged in full for non-members or £20 for members unless you have informed us by Monday 11th November 2013.
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