Publication - Advice and guidance

CPN 1/2018: Construction Procurement Handbook

Published: 21 Dec 2018

Update for contracting authority staff involved in the planning and delivery of public works projects.

Published:
21 Dec 2018
CPN 1/2018: Construction Procurement Handbook

Purpose

This construction policy note (CPN) draws attention to the publication of a Construction Procurement Handbook which provides guidance on the procurement of construction-related contracts.

Key message

The Construction Procurement Handbook is available.

Target audience

This note is intended for all those contracting authority staff involved in the planning and delivery of public works projects. 

Outline of guidance

The Construction Procurement Handbook is the first in a series of handbooks which will form the new Construction Manual. It covers the procurement phase of construction projects and consists of the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: introduction and overview
  • Chapter 2: creating the project brief
  • Chapter 3: route selection
  • Chapter 4: preliminary market consultation
  • Chapter 5: contract selection and procurement strategy (to follow)
  • Chapter 6: construction procurement route 1
  • Chapter 7: construction procurement route 2
  • Chapter 8: abnormally low tenders
  • Chapter 9: feedback to candidates
  • Glossary 

Other handbooks covering the following aspects of construction will be published in due course:

  • project Initiation and business cases
  • contract management 

Dissemination

Please bring this construction policy note to the attention of all those staff involved in the procurement or delivery of construction activities.

Contact

Construction Procurement Policy Unit
The Scottish Government
3B South
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
Tel:  0131-244-8492
E-mail:  constructionpolicy@gov.scot