Public Procurement and Property
We have published two new Construction Policy notes.
CPN 3/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19): sets out procurement procedure considerations when preparing for new projects and reopening public construction sites which are currently closed due to restrictions relating to COVID-19.
This CPN is NOT an instruction to reopen closed sites or to begin work on new sites where the project is not for essential work.
CPN 4/2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19): explains how contracting authorities can manage disputes held over from COVID-19 related site suspension and any issues arising from project restart.
It also outlines steps contracting authorities should take to progress outstanding accounts and encourage the settling of disputes in order to reinforce main contractors’ and supply chain cashflow.