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.

6. Summary

6.1 This review has highlighted that many aspects of the Playbook contents are addressed in Scotland through the existing Client Guide.

6.2 Both the Playbook and the Client Guide are intended to improve construction practises primarily through the role and influence of the client. The Playbook being typically based on requirements to be adhered to, and the Client Guide being a recommended support guide for both those required to apply it, and those who adopt it as advice for good practice.

6.3 Although there are many similarities in the fundamental practises being promoted and encouraged in each guide, some aspects of the guides are unique to each. It has been observed that the Client Guide provides significantly more detail and advice on areas such as procurement processes, whereas the Playbook covers some wider policy areas affecting the construction industry.

6.4 The Playbook is specifically a UKG policy document and it is not appropriate or necessary for Scottish Government to adopt it, however it is acknowledged that there are benefits from keeping informed of good practise being promoted elsewhere and exchanging ideas for improvements. This has already been demonstrated through previous interactions between UKG and SG in the preparations of both of the current guidance documents.



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