Materials, components and services for major buildings are sourced from different parts of the world, and the weight of global demand is testing energy and resource capacities across all construction markets. Davis Langdon’s global reach can assist clients in taking advantage of their position in this procurement market.
“What are we buying and what is the best way to buy it?” are the key procurement questions. Davis Langdon has the necessary experience to provide our clients with a wide range of early options about how they might wish to engage with the procurement process.
These options represent a set of choices that are not always straightforward and encompass a wide range of interrelated issues. For example, the need for early cost certainty against the need to keep opportunities for change open. Or the need to demonstrate competition versus a preference for partnering. In providing clear, knowledgeable and pro-active advice, we are able to assist our clients throughout this process in making informed decisions.
We have an in-depth understanding of the market place, and its inherent risks and opportunities. Together with our own market standing, this often affords us the ability to secure favourable terms. In addition, the effective management of the contractual process reduces risk and enhances our clients’ position should later negotiations arise.
It is also important to address key issues about project finance at the planning stage, to maximise potential savings. We have extensive experience across a full range of private and public sector procurement strategies. We are therefore able to provide expert advice, appropriate to our clients’ financial and organisational requirements as well as the specifics of the project.