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Contracting Execution Plans and
Schedules

Developing a Contracting Plan and Schedule before making any major commitments is essential to the ultimate success of the project. The first step is deciding on the Contracting Strategy for the project.

Generally it is better to have a structure designed before asking contractors for firm prices to build it. However, there are situations when projects are better handled on a “design/build” basis. Design/build contracts are best if the project is schedule driven and the scope is vaguely defined.

A realistic review of the Owner’s available resources to manage the project is the first step in determining contracting strategy. Increased Owner involvement usually means an increased potential for savings by eliminating markups. The contracting strategy should be based on the Owner’s available resources and his acceptable level of risk.

Once the Contracting Strategy is selected an Execution Plan and Schedule is developed which includes items such as:

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