As part of the We Plan London series “Views from the Other Side”, Kieron Hyams, Associate at Ove Arup & Partners and Barry Smith, Head of City Policy and Strategy at Westminster City Council have a frank conversation about procurement. Their discussion covers a range of issues including what makes a good brief to consultants and what makes a good tender in response. Barry and Kieron also share those secrets the public sector and private sector wish the other side knew about the process.
“Views from the Other Side” is a series of discussions between planning experts in the private, public and community sector. By sharing areas of common interest (and occasional frustration) we hope this series sheds a light on practices that enable more effective working and lead to better planning and development.