Last edited 22 Oct 2020

Design and manage procurement route

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[edit] Introduction

The design and manage procurement route shares several characteristics of management contracting.

Under this arrangement, the works are constructed by a number of different works contractors who report to a management contractor who is selected early in the process. The management contractor assumes responsibility for the other contractors and the design team. This procurement approach is suitable for large, complex projects or fast track projects.

It may also be a preferred method when the client wishes to have one point of contact who is responsible for everything. A single point of contact is also the case with the design and build procurement route, although some clients feel this route is only appropriate for simple projects where design quality is not the first priority.

[edit] Variations

There are two common variations of the design and manage procurement route:

[edit] Advantages and disadvantages

Potential benefits to the design and manage procurement route include:

Possible negative aspects of the design and manage procurement process include:

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