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23 February 2021

Professor David Mosey appointed to lead independent review of construction frameworks by the Cabinet Office

This review recognises the importance of public sector construction frameworks and the need to establish a “gold standard” for how they should operate.

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Professor David Mosey, former Director of the King’s Centre of Construction Law, has been appointed by the Cabinet Office to lead an independent review of public sector construction frameworks as part of the far-reaching reforms outlined in the government's December 2020 Construction Playbook.

Professor Mosey said the objective of the review is to “create a new ‘gold standard’ for frameworks and framework contracts, mapping the relationships and systems that will improve construction procurement and accelerate the UK’s economic recovery from the current pandemic”.

The new gold standard will enable clients and the industry to assess how frameworks and framework contracts can help to improve value and reduce risks, and it will be supported by standard contract terms and training packages to enable its adoption.

The Construction Playbook established 14 key policy reforms designed to deliver “better, faster, safer, and greener” project outcomes in construction. “This review will show how frameworks can energise, integrate and assess these [Construction Playbook] policies in action,” said Professor Mosey.

I am honoured to lead the independent review of public sector construction frameworks commissioned by Lord Agnew of the Cabinet Office

Professor David Mosey

The review will run until the end of April 2021, during which time Professor Mosey will assess existing construction frameworks, lead wide-ranging industry consultation and draft his report.

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David Mosey

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