The forthcoming revision of the EU procurement directive will focus on adopting BIM and digital working on public contracts
The awaited amendment of the EU procurement directive will highlight on adopting Building Information Modeling and digital functioning on public contracts, to make progress easier for other EU countries to take on a UK-style BIM mandate in future.
And discussions caused to happen by the redrafting process which will be initiated in plans for an EU BIM conference on 22 October, featuring how other countries can gather lessons from the UK’s leadership role on BIM roll-out.
UK construction businesses will be highly benefitted with the extensive application of BIM all through the EU where there exist more superior BIM skills concerning other European competitors – particularly if other countries abide by the UK’s lead on BIM tactics and contractual practices.
The Task Group is fully busy with the continuing redrafting progression in Brussels to gurantee a form of wording in the Procurement Directive that “supports” BIM and its working methods.
The new draft is almost completed and is anticipated to be approved by the European Parliament in October. Member countries would then have to pass national legislation to enshrine the directive in law.
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