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Event Organiser: ICE

Digital Procurement workshop, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 12 October 2017
  • 14:00 - 17:30
Digital Procurement workshop, London

About this event

New technologies and software options are changing the way services, materials and contracts are procured in the construction sector.

ICE’s Digital Procurement workshop will explore ways to achieve this, looking at how clients and asset owners can be the driving force for change, and how to share benefits through the supply chain.

Presentations from the Construction Leadership Council and panel discussions offer learning outcomes for delegates to apply in their working lives, showing the changes that are necessary for industry to move forward with digital procurement.

Attend this workshop to:

  • Learn how clients can and do drive changes in industry behaviour
  • Understand good and bad practice
  • Discuss how to advance within the digital age of procurement


14:00 Chair’s opening remarks

14:10 Achieving better outcomes - using procurement to align client and supplier objectives

  • Learn how clients can, and are, driving changes in industry behaviour
  • Hear about cross-industry standardisation for prequalification
  • Understand good practice and bad practice of procurement

            Ann Bentley, Global Practice Director, Rider Levett Bucknall, Lead on Supply Chain and Business Models, Construction Leadership Council

14:30 Panel Discussion - Advance, adapt, abandon: the reality of procurement going digital

Understand the changes necessary for the industry to move forward with digital procurement and discuss how these changes can be implemented and achieved

Discussion points:

  • How to advance within the digital world of procurement
  • Abandon traditional ways of working
  • BIM for procurement
             Gareth Evans, Head of Supply Chain Management, Costain
             Dale Evans, Alliance Operations Director, Anglian Water​

15:15 Refreshment and networking break

15:45 How is emergent technology reshaping the future of major programme procurement?

  • Consider opportunity and risks of digital transformation
  • Understand why the planned returns are not often seen with digital investments
  • Discuss common misconceptions and pitfalls with BIM and big data
  • Hear about projects where a failure to consider information requirements has compromised best value procurement
  • Case study - procurement of the Olympics

16:15 Case studies – evidence of successful digital procurement and what we can learn from this

17:00 Ask me anything - Final Q&A

17:25 Closing remarks

17:30 Close of workshop


ICE member £30 (+VAT)
Non member £40 (+VAT)

Event sponsored by:


Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

ICE Events Team

t:+44 (0)20 7665 2226