Construction procurement can be a highly complex procedure, and present some significant challenges for procurers – not least due to the scale of the works being procured, and the variety of professional services typically required for project delivery.
A variety of different procurement models are applied by public authorities for construction works – and typical practice also varies considerably between countries. Of particular significance is the level of separation/integration of design and construction works, how these services are procured, and who is responsible for contract supervision.
There is, however, no “one-size fits all” model which can be recommended, as the appropriate model is highly dependent on the nature of the project itself, the level of in-house expertise and the authority’s priorities.
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