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Procurement definition

What does Procurement mean?

In construction, procurement is the process the client goes through to bring about construction works, ie how it buys the design and construction of its project. ‘Methods of procurement’ and ‘procurement routes’ are commonly used to refer to ways that the design and construction of a project can be procured.

Construction

A method of obtaining materials or craftsmen for projects and building work.
Procurement is the general term used for obtaining prices and reaching a point at which a contract can be placed. This can be either for services or goods. Public Procurement is the process put in place in accordance with EU guidelines for fair and non-collusive tendering processes used by public bodies and others regulated by the law in this area.

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