Bola Abisogun MRICS
City of London
Chartered Quantity Surveyor; Founder & CEO of Urbanis Limited, a community focussed, support services contractor based in Hackney, East London with specialist areas: public sector refubishment [housing / non-housing], ECO and retrofit works, low to zero carbon cost modelling and asset management consultancy
Comment on: Call in the experts
An excellent piece; couldn't agree more.
The traditional, sector wide, risk-adverse 'closet' approach is well placed although infrequently misguided in seeking to implement current EU legislation.
More innovative and pragmatic solutions, premised upon the ‘core values’ of the sector is required if the paradigm shift of 'cost versus value' is to be fully embraced and reconciled. The socio-economic benefits from 'better' procurement decisions with both sustainable and measurable criteria / outputs is more relevant in the current and future quest for greater return on investment [ROI].
From a construction perspective and as Chair of the Procurement Group at the Federation of Master Builders [FMB]; a recent report launched back in June at the House of Commons [and fully endorsed by Cabinet Office Minister Chloe Smith MP], goes some way to demonstrate the reality of current public sector ‘procurement decisions’ and the disproportionate and rather damaging effects they have had and continue to have upon SME’s in general and micro-businesses in particular. The full report can be downloaded from the following link on the FMB website,
Please keep up the good work at Notting Hill Housing…….more innovation required in pursuit of better, sector wide ROI….!!
Comment on: Flying high
Well done to the NFA, Mr. McGoldrick is a worthy appointment!
Indeed, the ALMO movement has changed; and hopefully more 'sustainable' good and a little 'innovation', will flow from it........
Many congratulations to Mr. Litherland and his entire Executive Team...!!
Comment on: Community challenge
A welcome addition to an array of more 'positive' legislation; the Social Value Act should further enhance the socio-economic agenda with particular reference to the requirement for greater 'value-for-money' deliverables and improved transparency for the public purse; will observe developments with much interest!
Comment on: Shedding some light
Well done to Gentoo Green……………………for at least making a firm commitment to participate.
The challenges across Sub-Saharan Africa are many though with staunch and unwavering commitment and dogged determination the ‘eco’ agenda presents many opportunities which, with a little innovation, could potentially surpass the expectations of many of the indigenous population and benefit all not just the ‘wealthy’ in Africa.
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