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Call for architects to boycott housing association’s price-over-quality framework


I'm not a great lover of competitive tenders as I believe that they are one of the drivers of poor performance- they are certainly one of the reasons why architectural salaries are so low. Best value does not mean lowest price. A competitive tender is unlikely to be the best way to select an architect who is the most suitable for the project. However, given that it is likely that a significant number of practices will score 100% on quality irrespective of what percentage it is of the judging criteria, it will be the fee which will be the decider so does it matter that the split is 70/30 or 10/80? I'm not sure it does.

Posted date

25 March, 2020

Posted time

5:34 pm