In late January of this year, I attended and spoke at the ProcureCon Facilities Conference. You can read my review of the conference here.
The subject I addressed during my talk was Collaborative Delivery.
For several years the industry has been abuzz about Collaborative Delivery models. I have yet to encounter an Owner who showed interest in collaborative delivery, but the interest from the industry was so strong, that I was curious to learn more. When the opportunity to speak at ProcureCon came, I felt it would be a great topic for that audience.
To deepen my understanding of the topic; I soaked up all of the content available on the American Institute of Architect’s website, read commercially available sample contracts, reviewed case studies, read articles on the subject, and spoke with colleagues that have worked under the model.
The most helpful piece of information I found is a document called the AIA Integrated Project Delivery Guide. I also took the added step of reviewing the standard terms in the contract templates offered by AIA.
I was surprised to find that under the heading of collaborative delivery the AIA includes a contract template for Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contracts and also for Single Purpose Entity (SPE) contracts.
In this article, I will document the basics of both models. I will follow this article with a deeper dive on the terms that form these agreements.