Cost Led Procurement

Guidance and frequently asked questions about the Cost Led Procurement (CLP) model of construction procurement.



This guidance is part of New models of construction procurement, which aims to help public sector clients repeat the successes of the Government Construction Strategy: trial projects programme and achieve savings through working with their supply chain.

Applying the CLP process, a client can use their knowledge of costs to set a challenging cost ceiling and output specification against which the supply chain can bring experience and innovation to bear in a competitive framework environment. On frameworks with a series of similar capital projects, CLP provides the opportunity to continually improve on the unit costs of the programme, working collaboratively with the supply chain.

Published 29 January 2014
Last updated 2 July 2014 + show all updates
  1. Draft documents replaced by final versions.
  2. First published.