Assessing the performance of two-step design-build procurement

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Abstract

Design-Build (DB) is an alternative project delivery system that is distinguished by a DB team acting as the single point of responsibility for a project where the design and construction phases overlap. There are two main methods used to procure DB services: single-step procurement and two-step procurement. This paper focuses on quantifying the resource expenditures of two-step DB projects through investigating both pre-award and post-award metrics. The pre-award metrics include the costs related to the request for qualification (RFQ) and request for proposal (RFP) phases, whereas the post-award metrics focus specifically on overall project performance (e.g., project cost, delivery schedule, etc.) The authors developed a detailed survey to collect data from public building projects procured using two-step design-build procurement methods. This paper presents preliminary results, specifically the data stemming from six two-step DB projects completed after 2005 and with total project costs ranging from $20.5 million to $299 million. Results of the analysis show the total cost to industry to develop full proposals is about 1% of the total project cost. Additionally, the total proposal cost to DB teams was reduced significantly because of stipend incentives offered by the owners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2014
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1369-1378
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780784413517
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: May 19 2014May 21 2014

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress

Other

Other2014 Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, CRC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period5/19/145/21/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    Ramsey, D., El Asmar, M., & Gibson, E. (2014). Assessing the performance of two-step design-build procurement. In Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress (pp. 1369-1378). (Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network - Proceedings of the 2014 Construction Research Congress). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.0140