Infrastructure BC launches Competitive Alliance resource page
By Adam FreillConstruction Infrastructure
Alternate procurement model outlined by Crown Corporation.
With interest in the Competitive Alliance procurement model on the rise, Infrastructure BC has created a page on its website to answer some common questions about the model and provide links to resource documents.
The site describes Competitive Alliance as a three-stage partnership procurement model. The first stage is an RFQ where respondent teams are evaluated on their suitability to implement the project collaboratively with the owner.
Once shortlisted to three, the remaining respondents are then invited to submit short proposals and participate in collaborative behavioural assessments for the second stage.
The final stage of the procurement model, the Alliance Development Phase, looks at written proposals that include the project technical solution, key individuals, target margin and overall project target cost.
Contracts under this model are multi-party documents that do not allow parties to take legal action against each other, outside of highly defined occurrences of wilful default. The aim is to share the risks and rewards among the parties of the alliance.
Infrastructure BC is piloting the procurement method on the Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project.
To access the documents, and additional procurement model details, visit: www.infrastructurebc.com/publications/competitive-alliance.
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