The Introduction to Procurement for Construction and Advanced Procurement for Construction are compendium chapters to the OPBA Principles Program textbook designed to present an overview of procurement relating to construction projects, including new builds, renovations and demolitions. The Introduction and Advanced chapters include necessary components to the construction procurement process in sufficient detail to provide to Principles Program participants, and to those who would read these chapters for general interest, an excellent working guide to the entire process from concept to final completion and review.
To those procurement professionals in the public sector who are called upon for their expertise in developing and administering large, sometimes complex procurements for construction, this chapter will provide a compendium of helpful information not only for the tendering process but for other considerations about which owners need to be mindful.
The Construction Act
Pre-construction Considerations and requirements that need to be satisfied before a shovel hits the ground
The competitive process to secure a competent and knowledgeable prime consultant including the RPF process and the importance of a good working relationship
Overview of various contract models
The reader should note that some of the points addressed in this chapter specifically pertain to agencies located and operating within the Province of Ontario, Canada.