Build UK has worked with market intelligence provider Tussell to analyse the delivery of the IPA’s National Infrastructure and Construction Procurement Pipeline 2020/21. The analysis, which looks at whether the top 50 projects were tendered in line with the target dates in the pipeline, reveals how difficult it was to reconcile information due to inconsistent terminology and a lack of detail across projects and programmes, as well as little open data for some sectors due to procurement rules and publishing standards. Overall Tussell was able to confirm the status of just 50% of projects and put forward a number of recommendations to improve future pipelines and make them more valuable for the industry, which is a key policy in the Construction Playbook.

The Construction Procurement Pipeline 2021/22 is due to be published shortly and will include further information on contracts, including if they are part of a framework and whether they are a contracting or consulting opportunity