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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
Other handbooks covering the following aspects of construction will be published in due course:
project Initiation and business cases
Please bring this construction policy note to the attention of all those staff involved in the procurement or delivery of construction activities.