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Collaborative Construction Procurement Training Hub

A single portal for access to training tools, toolkits, and training.

CITB Productivity Improvement Through Better Procurement Approaches


Funded by CITB, the Collaborative Construction Procurement Training Hub (CCPTH) is dedicated to improving the quality of procurement practices in the built environment industry.

The purpose of the hub is to increase the skills level for those who buy products and sub-contract services within the industry. By improving these procurement skills, the CCPTH hope to drive productivity improvements, and increased value for clients.

By visibly improving construction project performance, the hub will establish a strong procurement function with an efficient and effective supply chain, who can deliver materials and services to a construction project, on time and to budget. Most importantly, the hub will support the evolution of the construction industry, by equipping its’ workforce to handle an ever-changing business and operating model. The methods laid out by the CCPTH will embrace evolving procurement models and processes, hopefully leading to industry adoption.

Who is involved?

The single eco-system of procurement skills and development – including a single online portal for accessing training tools, toolkits and both virtual and face-to-face training.

See below to read about what each of the collaborative partners is doing.

CECA – Boosting Infrastructure Productivity Programme

This project will support infrastructure suppliers to be ready for Project 13, a fundamental change in how the sector’s clients deliver high performing infrastructure.
Project 13 was launched in May 2018. It seeks to develop a new business model – based on an enterprise, not on traditional transactional arrangements – to boost certainty and productivity in delivery, improve whole life outcomes in operation and support a more sustainable, innovative, highly skilled industry.

A major challenge for the roll out of Project 13 will be training and development of the workforce to deliver improved productivity. As Project 13 is a new initiative, there is no existing training provision.

The programme will also cover other new and emerging models of procurement including the Construction Playbook and Value Toolkit.

Four course modules are available:

· Introduction to Project 13
· The Procurement Bill
· The Role of the Integrator
· The Construction Playbook

For more details please contact: Alasdair Reisner, CEO

Nottingham Trent University and Morgan Sindall Construction – Innovation Driven Procurement

The Innovation Driven Procurement (IDP) project is focused on improving profits, relationships, and projects as a whole for all parties involved. With a particular focus on sub-contractors and construction site workers, the aim is to streamline construction practices, flushing out potential problems before they arise and generally taking a more collaborative, communicative approach to encourage innovation from the outset.

Four course modules co-designed by the construction sector are available:

· Collaborative Behaviours
· Collaborative Design & the Supply Chain
· Collaborative Risk Management Using Flow Walks
· Driving Value Through Innovation in the Supply Chain

See and hear from people currently working on projects sharing their thoughts and insights. The modules can be taken as standalone or as a series. The Construction Upskill App is also available for byte sized learning.
Also available through IDP is the Construction Community Hub for Innovations. If you have a business or sector challenge in response to procurement and productivity and you want to put it to the IDP team there could be free support available for consultancy, coaching and mentoring. The Construction Community Hub for Innovations is about making a difference for your business and creating a legacy of resources to be shared with the sector. For more information and to sign up, click here, or download an information leaflet here.

For more details please contact: Katrina Woodward, Strategic Partnership Manager

IDP was formulated following research conducted by Nottingham Trent University, and in partnership with Morgan Sindall Construction, the CITB have invested in the roll out of this exciting, new scheme to improve the industry through innovation from bottom up.

Supply Chain Sustainability School – Performance through Procurement project

The Supply Chain Sustainability School’s topic in Procurement, provides a wide range of free resources to help organisations of all types and sizes improve their procurement skills. Procurement is a critical part of client and contractor policies and strategies; therefore this topic area will cater for businesses at all stages of their procurement journey, featuring four key topics:

Procurement for Beginners
Procurement for Professionals
Supplier Relationship & Management
Collaborative Construction Procurement

This programme will demonstrate the value of good procurement to the built environment sector, providing free self-assessments, e-learning modules, an innovative cloud-based performance tool and a library of best practice procurement resources.

Make sure to visit each topic page above to access the e-learning modules associated with each. Take a look at the workshops and webinars we are running by clicking the button below.

For more details please contact: Jenny Simpson, Project Coordinator.

Upcoming courses

What Is Procurement?

Shaun McCarthy OBE, Chair, Supply Chain School, provides a succinct definition for procurement

What is Procurement

Procurement Assessment
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