Assessment Centres in the construction industry | JCP Consultancy Limited

Assessment centres in the construction industry

It’s common for up to 30% of tender marks to be allocated to assessment centre performance.

Major project leaders know that success is more likely when all partners are aligned around clear goals and expectations – and share the same values.

This means that today’s business and industry leaders are turning to turning to collaborative working, demonstrated in behavioural assessment centres and throughout the whole project, to ensure programme success.

We support your organisation to be clear about the attributes required from individuals and teams to deliver outstanding projects and programmes. This can be both by preparing you to take part in an assessment centre, and by helping you to be confident about choosing project partners with the right attitudes and behaviours to enable effective collaborative performance.

We use a range of tools to identify areas of best practice and highlight where improvement is required in order to create the best line-up for your programme.

Top Tips to Consider to be Ready to Collaborate

There are many things to consider as you embark on the collaborative journey. Here government adviser and senior member of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Keith Waller details his top actions.

Behavioural Assessment Centres (BACs) often count for up to 30% in large infrastructure tenders, so it’s vital that bidders don’t just see them as something to be done to win a contract. This article discusses the process of BACs and showcases how BACs helped Wates to win a refurbishment project on the Northern Estate – a section of the parliamentary estate that includes Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 2* listed buildings.

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Behavioural Assessment Centre Planning Includes:

Behavioural assessment procurement advice

How do you find the right partners?

Behavioural assessment process design

A varied and fresh process underpinned by a tried and tested methodology

Assistance with RFP and ITT writing

Sending the right messages and expectations to bidders

Input on written response questions

Asking the right questions

Assessment of bidder responses

Are the right views and attitudes being evidenced?

Assessment of CVs

Are you getting the right people?

Design and facilitation of behavioural assessment workshops

Professional events that run smoothly, are engaging, fair and robust

Design facilitation of assessment interviews

Getting the most out of valuable face-to-face time with senior bid-team members

Production of client and bidder feedback materials

Learning the lessons and capturing key issues for mobilisation and delivery

Team assessment through use of models and measures such as Belbin, Building Effective Relationships and FIRO B

Building the right team, person by person

As well as working on the client-side we also use our expertise to help bidder organisations prepare for behavioural assessments, unlocking the value of collaboration in winning complex bids.

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Thames Water

Award-winning collaboration approach results in 20% savings in procurement process.

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The Highways Agency

A Collaborative Delivery Framework - £5bn for projects over 4 + 2 years.

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Partnerships & Memberships

Major Projects Association
Crown Commercial Service Supplier
Institute of Civil Engineers