Construction - HMG Construction Playbook and Client Guide to Construction Projects: comparison

Compares aspects of the UK Government Construction Playbook and our Client Guide to Construction Projects.

3. Client Guide to Construction Projects

Purpose and target audience

3.1 The aim of the Client Guide is to raise construction standards in Scotland, encourage consistency, promote and facilitate compliance, encourage bespoke problem solving and foster a whole life approach.

3.2 The Client Guide and Construction Policy Notes are mandatory for all organisations that fall within the scope of the SPFM. However, the Client Guide is also intended to support public sector clients not under the scope of the SPFM. For this reason, it has been produced as primarily a dynamic supporting guidance document, and is not generally intended to be a technical manual of requirements.


3.3 The Client Guide is end to end project focused and consists of three Handbooks available via a web viewer, or downloadable pdfs. Annex 2 includes a list of the contents of the three Handbooks.

Handbook 1: project initiation and business case handbook

Handbook 2: construction procurement handbook

Handbook 3: construction phase handbook



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