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

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BS 8534:2011

Construction procurement policies, strategies and procedures. Code of practice

Status : Confirmed, Current   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
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 August 2011
Confirm Date01 June 2016
Cross ReferencesBS 6079-1, BS 8903, BS 31100, BS EN 12973, BS ISO 10845-1:2010, BS ISO 10845-2, BS EN ISO 9001, PAS 91, BS 7000-4, BS 8903, BS ISO 15686-5, BS EN ISO 9001, ISO 10845-3, ISO 10845-4, ISO 10845-5, ISO 10845-6, ISO 10845-7, ISO 10845-8, Public Contracts Regulations 2006, Prevention of Corruption Act 1916, Bribery Act 2010, Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, Building Regulations 2000, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, Equality Act 2010, 2004/17/EC, 2004/18/EC, Utilities Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, Local Government Act 2010, Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970, Transfer of Undertakings and Service Provision Change (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2010, Waste Electrical and Electronic (Waste Management Licensing) (Amendm
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 Size329 KB

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