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ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Launch of ISO 44003 Guidelines for MSMEs

29th April 2021

 

We are delighted that, after a couple of weeks waiting, ISO has announced the launch of the next member of the ISO 44000 family of requirements and guidance standards for collaborative business relationship management - ISO 44003 which provides guidance for MSMEs on the implementation of the ‘principles’ for collaborative business relationship management [contained in ISO 44000].  See the ISO release.

Constructing Excellence
SECBE Awards 2021

27th May 2021

 

Our Paul Greenwood was delighted to be asked to chair a judging panel for the Constructing Excellence London & South-East Awards 2021.  The awards were judged over two days, and included an array of invigorating presentations from short-listed organisation, followed by the difficult decision on the winner for each category.  The judges are listed on the SECBE Awards website.

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Informal Technical Committee Update

7th April 2021

 

A convivial informal committee meeting today, catching up on members' activities and on standards in process.

 

Following 100% approval of the draft international standard, we are looking forward to the issue of ISO 44003 'Collaborative business relationship management - Guidelines for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises on the implementation of the fundamental principles' mid-month. ISO 44003 page.

 

Following work by the ISO editing team, the draft international standard ISO44004, ‘Guidance for large organisations seeking to engage MSMEs within their collaborative relationship programmes’ will shortly be despatched to international members for balloting.  We hope, if approved, this will be issued promptly, without needing to go through a 'final' draft international standard stage. ISO 44003 page.

 

The committee also pondered a future review of ISO 37500:2014 'Guidance on outsourcing' that has been inherited by the committee after the project committee PC259, that developed the original standard, was disbanded.  There may be scope for a 'principles of ...' document to assist understanding and adoption of the standard and/or its integration with the ISO44000 family of standards.

Best Wishes for a Happy and Collaborative New Year

 

Our office will re‑open on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year

 

Our office will be closed from Friday 25th December and will re‑open on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

Constructing Excellence +
Construction Innovation Hub

The Value Toolkit

14th December 2020

 

We are delighted to have been able to contribute to the Market Enablers workshops - that are being run by CE, as part of the development of the new CIHub Value Toolkit.

 

Much down-to-earth discussion that will, hopefully, help shape the tool, and improve its operation and acceptance by both mega + micro businesses.

 

An Interim Report has been published by the CIHub.

The Construction Playbook

8th December 2020

 

We are pleased with the launch of the Government's Construction Playbook for its 'begin with the end in mind' approach to value, embedding early engagement and tech, and understanding of the benefits of collaborative business relationships.  Download the PB.

The New Normal

11th August 2020

 

Assessing performance and facilitating improvement on site ... After months of video conferencing, we are delighted to be back supporting projects on site. With appropriate control measures, of course!

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Review of ISO 44004 '... Guidelines for large organisations engaging with MSMEs ...'

28th May 2020

 

A productive meeting of #TC286 this morning, focussed on the Working Draft (WD) of ISO44004, ‘Guidance for large organisations seeking to engage MSME within their Collaborative relationship programmes’.

 

The prior work, by an ad-hoc group led by Swedish and UK representatives, allowed the prospective Committee Draft (CD) to be reviewed and put out for international ballot on the day.

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Review of ISO 44004 '... Guidelines for large organisations engaging with MSMEs ...'

28th April 2020

 

Another productive meeting of #TC286 this morning, with participants from China across to the US, reviewing the international comments received on the second Working Draft (WD) of ISO44004, ‘Guidance for large organisations seeking to engage MSME within their Collaborative relationship programmes’.

 

There is still much to do so an ad-hoc group, led by Swedish and UK representatives, was set up to swiftly rework the document.  We are hoping that we can change the title to something succinct too!

ISO TC286 Collaborative Business Relationships

Review of ISO 44003 '... Guidelines for MSMEs ...'

21st April 2020

 

A productive meeting of ISO TC 286 this morning, with participants from Canada to China, meeting on the Zoom platform, to review international comments received on the Committee Draft (CD) of #ISO44003, 'Guidelines for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises on the implementation of the principles of collaborative business relationship management'.

 

We are hoping that the new standard will go straight out for comments, internationally, as Final Draft International Standard (FDIS).

Constructing Excellence
15th January 2020

Annual Conference

17th January 2019

 

After an invigorating day out at the Constructing Excellence annual conference, with transformative themes common to all speakers, the presentations are now available on the CE website.

Best Wishes for a Happy and Collaborative New Year

 

Our office will re‑open on Friday 3rd January 2020.