Document Detail

Title: RS165-1 - Owner's Tool for Project Delivery and Contract Strategy Selection
Publication Date: 7/1/2001
Product Type: Research Summary
Status: Supporting Product
Pages: 26
Describes the work in developing the Project Delivery and Contract Strategy (PDCS) tool. This decision-based tool for owners focuses on project objectives and the project execution environment and incorporates a quantitative assessment of 12 PDCS alternatives.

NOTE: Actual tool included with IR165-2.
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Abstract

Project delivery and contract strategies (PDCS) define the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in a project and how the owner will pay for services. PDCS also establishes the project execution framework.

The PDCS Research Team has developed a structured and integrated procedure for owners in making this important project management decision. The procedure focuses on the owner’s project objectives and the project execution environment, and incorporates a quantitative assessment of 12 PDCS alternatives in a decision support tool.

This newly developed owner’s tool can be used as a decision support system. It has the following capabilities:

  • Expands the list of PDCS alternatives that are available to owners in the decision-making process.
  • Produces reliable results.
  • Enhances insight into the problem of selecting a PDCS.
  • Harmonizes delivery systems with contract strategies and relates these to the owner’s project objectives.
  • Provides a defensible rationale for PDCS selection.

 

This research summary describes the work by the Project Delivery and Contract Strategy Research Team in developing the PDCS tool. CII members are encouraged to download the PDCS tool (an Excel spreadsheet) from the CII Web site at construction-institute.org.