BS 8534:2011 Construction procurement policies, strategies and procedures. Code of practice

BS 8534:2011

Construction procurement policies, strategies and procedures. Code of practice

Status : Current, Under review   Published : August 2011



What is this standard about?

BS 8534:2011 gives recommendations and guidance on the development within a public or private sector organization of policies, strategies and procedures for the procurement of construction in the built environment. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Procurement managers
  • Public or private sector clients procuring projects
  • Contractors and consultants
  • Finance/risk management/quality management personnel
  • The construction supply chain

Why should you use this standard?

BS 8534:2011 sets out to provide organizations with a generic and standard set of processes, procedures and methods for establishing a procurement system that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective. It helps both public and private sector client organizations in the development of these procurement systems and in forming an effective strategy.

This creation of a framework for the development of procurement systems that facilitate fair competition, reduce the possibilities of abuse, and encourage best value, is intended to then apply down the supply chain. The guidance given includes generic methods and procedures for procurement, including a detailed consideration of the alternatives available, including negotiation, competitive selection, competitive negotiation and electronic auction.

Standard NumberBS 8534:2011
TitleConstruction procurement policies, strategies and procedures. Code of practice
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 August 2011
Confirm Date01 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 12973:2020, BS ISO 10845-1:2010, BS 31100, PAS 91, BS 6079-1, BS ISO 10845-2, BS 8903, BS EN ISO 9001
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 10845-4, ISO 10845-8, ISO 10845-7, BS 7000-4, BS 8903, BS EN ISO 9001, ISO 10845-6, ISO 10845-3, ISO 10845-5, BS ISO 15686-5:2017
Draft Superseded By11/30203837 DC
DescriptorsSustainable development, Contracts, Management, Management accounting, Purchasing, Costs, Tendering, Contracting, Tenders, Construction, Life cycle, Consumer-supplier relations, Project management, Construction engineering works, Enterprises, Risk analysis, Building contracts, Construction works
ISBN978 0 580 67893 6
File Size945 KB

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