What is a Design & Build procurement route?
Unlike the Traditional procurement route, where the design and construction responsibilities are separated, in the Design & Build procurement route, both these responsibilities are assigned to one single contractor. The reason for choosing this procurement route is when the client wishes to have one contractor as the single point of responsibility for design as well as construction. So the contractor bears the risk of designing and constructing the project, usually for a fixed lump sum price.
As a result, the design and construction phases are overlapped enabling the construction to begin before detailed design is complete, thus, leading to reduction in the overall duration of the project. Continue reading