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Key events shaping construction procurement and our professional services

The Egan Report, Rethinking Construction, is published.

1998

Achieving Excellence is launched by the Government Construction Clients’ Panel, turning the Egan Report into action.

1999

The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is formed, demonstrating the Government’s commitment to improving public sector procurement.

2000

The National Audit Office publishes Modernising Construction, encouraging construction industry clients to adopt Egan principles.

2001

The OGC publishes the Achieving Excellence in Construction guidance notes, which are built on Egan principles.

2003

The Gershon efficiency targets for the wider public sector are set out in the Government’s Spending Review, SR04.

2004

The OGC publishes the Common Minimum Standards for the procurement of the built environment by the public sector. These standards are mandatory across central government.

2006

HM Treasury sets out its expectations for public sector procurement in Transforming Government Procurement.

2007

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