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Selecting contractors by value (SP150)

This shift towards choosing contractors by value will transform the industry Andrew Simms, Building. Construction clients want the best possible value for their money. However, unlike consumer goods, the end product of construction is frequently purpose-built and therefore unique. It is on the ground and cannot be returned or exchanged. For a client, the key to getting good value for money is in ensuring that all the members of the construction team add the maximum value to the project. This guide is intended to help clients obtain that maximum value and emphasises that offering 'best value' to a project is measured by more than just the lowest price. It covers the entire process of selection by value, from the inception of a project to the point of starting construction on a site. It is designed to help users develop criteria and procedures that are appropriate for their particular circumstances and should become required reading for all those within client organisations who are responsible for construction projects, as well as the consultants and others who advise them.

Key words: procurement

ISBN: 978-0-86017-491-2
Author: A Jackson-Robbins
Number of pages: 84 (paperback)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: January 1998