An Owner can be responsible for causing a delay and later collect liquidated damages against the contractor.
Once you have a short list of candidates based on qualifications, (and ONLY then) you can consider price.
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.
Rip and Tear clauses establish the Architect's liability to pay for costs that the Owner may incur.
This is not a case anyone would want to emulate. This is a case to be regarded as the perfect storm of what NOT to do in construction.
Change Orders - How to Plan, Mitigate, and Minimize the impact of Changes on Your Construction Projects.
The standard verbiage from the AIA is so vague and open to interpretation that it hurts both parties.
Case study demonstrating how pricing models solve procurement problems.
an Act to require public authorities to have regard to economic, social and environmental well-being in connection with public services contracts
Punitive delay claims are unenforceable and are likely to be overridden by the courts.
Even unregulated privately held businesses need to be aware of certain soft practices that may be signs of collusion between their employees and Vendors.