Borrowing from IT: The search for improved procurement methods seems perennial. But there are better ways

Walter Menteth

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Abstract

The services of an architect should always be appropriately procured for the task by ensuring that the widest possible competitive access can deliver best quality and value, effectively and efficiently. This article describes some of the context in which the services of UK architects are procured, with selected examples of reforming initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
JournalRIBA Journal
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • architecture
  • construction
  • design
  • design contests
  • competitions
  • competition programming
  • procurement

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