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POE is key to excellent procurementNovember 2012

An all-party parliamentary group has called for post-occupancy evaluation (POE) to be made mandatory.

The All Party Group for Excellence in the Built Environment has issued A Better Deal for Public Building, which recommends POE is carried out on all public sector projects valued above £5 million.

The Group, chaired by Sir Tony Baldry MP, believes that POE will "help determine good and bad design practice".

Other key recommendations include the creation of a Best Practice Procurement Advisory Group to assist inexperienced public sector to adopt appropriate procurement arrangements. The APPG also supports the use Soft Landings and phased handover to improve commissioning.

BSRIA provides independent Building Performance Evaluation and Soft Landings guidance and support.  Contact BSRIA on +44 (0)1344 465600 or fm@bsria.co.uk for more information.

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