Global Best Practice - Selecting the Appropriate Construction Project Delivery Method

For procurement professionals who are undertaking construction projects, choosing the right delivery method is crucial. Which delivery method to choose generally depends on which methods are permitted by legislation. Once it's clear which delivery methods are allowed, procurement professionals must conduct a thorough business analysis of the project characteristics. This may include elements such as price, complexity of scope, risk, and the contractor's qualifications and experience. There are three primary construction delivery methods: design-bid-build (DBB), design-build (DB), and construction manager at risk (CMAR). This practice defines these three methods and offers guidelines and best practices that procurement professionals can follow to ensure the appropriate construction delivery method is chosen for their specific project(s). This practice also defines other, less common construction delivery methods and outlines how procurement professionals can work with their internal clients to decide which construction project delivery method is best for a particular project.