Once you have a short list of candidates based on qualifications, (and ONLY then) you can consider price.
Subcontractors like Hardware Direct were being exercised by Ebert right up until the day the announcement was made.
There are a number of organizations around the world that also offer standard construction forms.
Create a pool of suppliers that cover the broad spectrum of services.
When we consider how to save costs in construction, we are essentially trying to avoid paying extra costs.
This latest 2017 edition of the AIA Contract Documents is the sixteenth edition of these documents.
Using PBA's will require significant adjustments and all parties will need to rethink how they operate.
PBA's work like a Trust that holds funds from an Owner as payment to the general contractor.
There are only certain types of suppliers who have the training and legal obligation to look after the Owner's best interests.
Unit pricing tends to rise as the scale of the project reduces.
The court found that Foster failed to “identify requirements and possible constraints" and "confirm key requirements and constraints”.
If you have influence over contract awards, you must hold yourself to the highest ethical standards.