New Standards for fair and transparent construction procurement


7 April 2011

A new series of ISO Standards offers the international construction industry practical tools to help organisations establish a procurement system that is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive, and cost-effective. The ISO 10845 series of Standards for construction procurement are designed to help public, private, and international organisations and their main contractors to align their procurement systems with international best practice.

The first part of the series, ISO 10845-1:2010, describes processes for developing a procurement system, and provides rules and guidelines on standard procurement methods and procedures. ISO 1-845-1 also gives a framework for developing a procurement policy and establishes the manner in which procurement is to be managed and controlled. The remaining seven parts, recently published, relate to specific aspects of procurement.

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