Further Reading

Ten Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes (RIBA)

Published by the RIBA in 2016, Ten Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes sets out how public client organisations can get better possible outcomes when they procure architectural services.

European Competition Programmer Handbook: GreenArch Project Results with Summary Recommendations

This EU project partnership with French, Spanish, UK, Czech and Italian participants included Walter Menteth, director of Project Compass. The project aims to improve opportunities and procedures for all architects, especially young professionals, through better understanding, knowledge sharing and collaborative strategies which address the European design competition system.

Building Ladders of Opportunity (RIBA)

The document highlights some of the principal concerns with how public buildings are currently commissioned in the UK and makes extensive recommendations as to how reform could help improve efficiencies, effectiveness and stimulate growth in construction and the economy.

Comparative Procurement: Procurement Regulation and Practice in Germany, Sweden and the UK

The report examines the comparative implementation of the EU Public Procurement Directive, as it relates to the appointment of architects and the procurement of buildings in Germany, Sweden and the UK, and in the context of some of the RIBA’s key procurement reform recommendations set out in their report ‘Building Ladders of Opportunity’.

Procurement Case Studies (RIBA)

Published in 2012 in the suite of reports output by the RIBA’s Procurement Reform Group. The Case Studies in this report evidence practice and highlight some specifically identified issues confronting suppliers when bidding.

Procurement Survey 2012 (RIBA)

The RIBA Procurement Reform Group commissioned Mirza & Nacey Research to conduct an on-line survey amongst architectural practices during the period January to February 2012.