CECA Annual Conference - "Collaborative Construction Procurement Training Hub" Launch Event


Join us at CECA's annual conference, where the Supply Chain Sustainability School will be speaking about our Performance through Procurement project, and the collaboration and partnership with CECA and Nottingham Trent University!


Date & time

Friday, 26 November 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

What is the Collaborative Construction Procurement Training Hub?

The Supply Chain Sustainability School has partnered with Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and Nottingham Trent University to launch a construction-focused training hub. Collaborative Construction Procurement Training Hub (CCPTH) is dedicated to improving the quality of procurement practices in the built environment industry. The sector has not increased its productivity over the last forty years and SCSS members often cite procurement as a blocker to innovation and improved performance.

The new procurement hub will be launched during CECA’s 25th Anniversary week-long virtual conference, with the event taking place between 14:00-15:30 on 26 November 2021. The event will discuss the purpose of the hub – 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.

The objective is to create a 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. It will also set out to create a collaborative engagement strategy, as well as offer free, publicly available lean construction training materials and tools

What will be discussed at the launch event?

The event will begin with an introduction from Craig Hughes, CITB, and a video from Andy Mitchell, CLC. Our session will be lead by Procurement specialists Helen Carter and Mellita D'silva, who will discuss the project to date, as well as share useful case studies to support you on your journey. Also speaking is Alasdair Reisner, CEO of , who will give an overview of their work to date, and Darren Eaton from Morgan Sindall.

There will be a chance for questions at the end, as well as an interactive voting opportunity for future activity of the hub.

Come along to learn how you can leverage the FREE resources available to upskill your Procurement teams!

The session is taking place on Microsoft Teams. We will contact you with joining instructions at least 24 hours ahead of the conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny.


Procurement for Beginners, Procurement for Professionals
Scotland, Wales, Construction, FM, Homes, Infrastructure, Heritage
90 mins

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