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Contract & Procurement

Effective and up-to-date contracts and procurement processes are the foundation for quality construction. They help to reduce and avoid conflict and demonstrate professionalism. The Contract & Procurement Special Interest Group (SIG) is a forum for discussing contracts, procurement and conflict resolution.

The SIG encourages open discussion and aims to promote the vital innovations needed to adapt to new methods of construction, building regulations changes, and supply chain challenges. Expert members meet quarterly to share ideas, provide expert input into the CIOB’s policy and external engagement work, and guide content for the CIOB’s educational activity.

Current Activity:

The next meeting of the SIG will be on Thursday 18th January 2018. Current projects include:

BEIS consultation on payment retention

Members recently provided expertise for the CIOB responses to this consultation.

Resources, Submissions and Projects:

Filters; Consultations; Reports; CPD, training and qualifications; Events; Past minutes/agendas


  • Francis Ho, Partner, Penningtons Manches LLP (Chair)
  • Manoj Bahl, Senior Director, FTI Consulting LLP
  • Michael Bowsher QC, Barrister, Monckton Chambers
  • James Bremen, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
  • Ronan Champion, Lecturer, Construction Management and Engineering Department, University of Reading
  • Rupert Choat, Barrister, Atkin Chambers
  • Peter Collie, Barrister, 3 Paper Buildings
  • Ian de Vaz, Partner, WongPartnership LLP
  • Mark Farmer, CEO and Founder, Cast Consult Ltd
  • Alison Horner, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Marshall Levine, Principal, Marshall F. Levine & Associates
  • Matt Malloy, Director, MCMS Limited
  • Joanna Rees, Partner, Blake Morgan LLP
  • David Risbridger, Partner, Simmons & Simmons Middle East LLP
  • Robert Shawyer, Managing Director, Robert J Shawyer Ltd
  • Simon Simpson, Client Director, Aon Risk Solutions
  • Christine Worthington, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Olswang Nabarro LLP

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Francis Ho - Contract & Procurement Chair

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