ProjectCompass CIC a new free easy access e-procurement service for architects and clients, providing current UK construction-related OJEU tender notices, data, research, resources and guidance.
Fulcrum presents a rolodex of current OJEU notices arranged from green to red ordered by the time available to submit responses, with filters for notice types, procedure, award criteria, project location and date. This connects to the issued notice and delivers to your desktop free automatic alerts based on your criteria with or without a calendar feed.
Sesame provides transparent analysis, tables and visualisations of notice data since 2008, from our comprehensive database. Many variables can be tracked and interrogated including client type, winning organisations, location, size, value, date and project type. This offers industry up to date market research covering processes, procurement histories and outputs.
Compass delivers clear recommended best practice procurement guidance along with resources. This supports better and more competitive access with simpler more intelligent commissioning processes.
Our activities address the need to change UK construction procurement practices because they are evidently inefficient relative to our continental competitors operating under the same EU Directives.
UK Procurement has frequently been gold-plated, disproportionate, inappropriate, unduly complex and incapable of addressing risk proportionately. High UK procedural costs have been driving further contract aggregation and denying market competition, particularly for micro and SMEs businesses.
Denying competition impacts on cost, quality, innovation, growth and long term economic benefit by constraining business progression. It increases expense for all, whilst reducing choice, competition, potential and value.
In ‘Compass’ we aim to highlight the many advantages and flexibilities some alternative approaches to procurement can offer to increase understanding of the potential. Their appropriate use can lead to considerable benefits in cost, value, quality and time.
By providing direct links to sector specific public contract notices ‘Fulcrum’ improves transparency and accessibility, reducing time and cost for competitors. To make informed judgement links permit competitors opportunity to review a contracting authority’s procurement history and background.
When you read notice details we encourage you to respond in our ‘comments box’ to those which fall short, are erroneous, discriminatory, and disproportionate or unduly reduce competition. These comments can be used to petition for amendments and redress before the notice deadlines, whilst providing market feedback for future client guidance.
ProjectCompass CIC is a not for profit organisation. Users are invited to make a donation to support its member’s commitment and ensure the facility maybe sustained and expanded over time.