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Building and Construction Procurement Guide: Principles and Options
  • Publication no: AP-G92-14
  • ISBN: 978-1-925037-19-7
  • Published: 3 February 2014

Austroads and the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council's (APCC) Building and Construction Procurement Guide – Principles and Options has been custom-designed for use by Australian state and territory agencies engaged in civil (road and bridge) and non-residential building projects.

The Guide outlines a process for the development of procurement strategies, and specifically responds to a range of issues raised by industry by establishing a series of common tendering and contracting principles.

It also provides summaries of recent developments in interactive and collaborative procurement processes and project techniques, such as building information modelling.

The Guide builds on existing documentation - including national guidelines and key jurisdictional documents.

Written by practitioners for practitioners, representatives from Austroads and APCC member agencies and industry helped develop the content.

Development of the Building and Construction Procurement Guide describes how the Guide was developed.

  • Foreword by Austroads and the APCC
  • Summary
  • Contents
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Purpose of the Guide
    • 1.2. Scope of the Guide
    • 1.3. Who should use the Guide?
    • 1.4. How to use the Guide
    • 1.5. Glossary of key terms
  • 2. What is a procurement strategy?
    • 2.1. Overview
    • 2.2. Structure and format
  • 3. When to develop and implement a procurement strategy
    • 3.1. Informing the funding decision
    • 3.2. Programming for development
    • 3.3. Programming for implementation
  • 4. How to develop a procurement strategy
    • 4.1. Four-step development process
    • 4.2. Step 1: Data gathering
    • 4.3. Step 2: Preliminary screening
    • 4.4. Step 3: Procurement options analysis
    • 4.5. Step 4: Identification of recommended delivery model andprocurement method
  • 5. Delivery models
    • 5.1. Construct only
    • 5.2. D&C
    • 5.3. Construction management
    • 5.4. Managing contractor
    • 5.5. Direct managed
    • 5.6. ECI
    • 5.7. Alliance
    • 5.8. PPP
  • 6. Procurement methods
    • 6.1. Applicability and selection
    • 6.2. Forms of contract
    • 6.3. Contracting principles
    • 6.4. Structuring the procurement process
    • 6.5. Tendering principles
    • 6.6. Other factors
  • 7. Guidelines for the use of integrated project teams and ICT-based project development techniques
    • 7.1. Encouraging integration of project teams – why bother?
    • 7.2. Opportunities for the use of building information modelling
  • References
  • Appendix A Delivery model profiles