Building Procurement by Alan Turner (auth.)

By Alan Turner (auth.)

Aims to provide an explanation for purely how the development components of consumer, specialists and contractors healthy jointly, in addition to supplying sensible assistance at the judgements essential to select a selected procurement route.

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Now there are some signs of response to meet the complexity of today's requirements but perhaps more studies, yet to be carried out and reported on, will draw similar conclusions to those made in the above reports. Change is often a slow process. Relationships of Parties 29 The present state of evolution The client The client, and the categories of client, have been described in chapter 1. In chapter 2, the importance of the appointment of an in-house executive within the client body for a building project was discussed and it is emphasised again in this chapter.

Some appraisal of possible competitors may be made before tendering but only one tender is obtained. I Procurement Options 47 • competitive Competitive design and build is the most usual procedure with tenders being obtained from documents that are prepared to enable several contractors to offer competition in designs and in prices. • develop and construct Consultants design the building required to a partial stage, often called a 'scope design', then obtain competitive tenders from contractors that develop and complete the design and then construct the building.

On the one hand, it is argued that a skilled project manager, by delegation, can obtain the knowledge and advice from the design, cost consultancy and construction team to enable him to manage. On the other hand, many suggest a project manager can, at best, co-ordinate this advice and manage some of its consequences but that he cannot be responsible for it. The future may see an improvement in the quality of service provided by project managers, generally, and the training and qualification of people specifically to become project managers may continue to raise standards such that the above comments become exceptional.

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