Center for technology in government

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INTRODUCTION

The report is about the construction of new Center of Technology in Government which is a high tech facility with office space and is to be built in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The total area of the project is 20,000 m2 and is owned by Department for Business Innovation and Skills, United Kingdom. The primary aim of the report is to map the overall processes and sub-processes involved in the execution of the project using Generic Design and Construction Process Protocol (GDCPP) from a contractor’s point of view.

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Further the process is analyzed and evaluated to study the most appropriate exercise for the construction market. The detailed specifications are given in Appendix -2 which clearly illustrates the primary and secondary aims, the current and future situation of the project. Further towards the progress, the delivery method for the execution of the project is already mentioned which is Design and Build (Appendix – 2).

The first part of the report is about the method used for the execution of whole of the project CTG, i.e., Design and Build. The contractor and client have a partnering arrangement (Appendix 1). The chapter aims to illustrate what are the parties/stakeholders involved in such type of project from the contractor’s point of interest, what are the most probable disputes that may arise during the project life cycle and its solutions.

DESIGN AND BUILD METHOD OF PROCUREMENT

The design and build type of procurement method is the one in which the Construction of the project starts even before the design is completed Walker and Hampson (2003). Thus the contractor takes the risk and initializes the construction before the final drawings and design is finalized. Therefore the complete risk is transferred by the client to the contractor. There is a risk associated with the project as all the authority has been transferred to the contractor and the client may loose his control over the project, but this is not always the case. The sensitivity of the CTG Project forces the client’s involvement trough out the project (Appendix 1).

In Design and Build, according to Morledge et al., (2006), the client has many advantages to assign a single party for the design as well as the construction of the project; following can be regarded as some of the main points:

* The early selection of the Design and Build contractor by the client under the contract system helps the client to ponder upon the important design issues related with the project Kerzner (2003). This helps to get the best value for money from the project by minimizing the extra costs. The most beneficial aspect of this type of procurement activity is that always the major issue during a project is “time”

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