Last edited 16 Jul 2021

Delivery model assessment

The Construction Playbook, Government Guidance on sourcing and contracting public works projects and programmes Version 1, produced by the Cabinet Office and published in December 2020, is focused on getting projects and programmes right from the start. Its principles and policies are intended to transform how public works projects and programmes are assessed, procured and managed. It is a ‘compact’ between government and industry, setting out how they will work together in future.

It states:

‘The delivery model assessment (DMA) is an analytical, evidence-based approach to reach a recommendation on how a contracting authority should structure the delivery of a project or programme. It is a strategic decision that should be given consideration with an appropriate level of analysis and attention applied. This should take place early enough to inform the first business case stage…’

It identifies the following delivery model approaches:

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