Project Delivery Method Selection Tool

Over the last decade public agencies across the country have increasingly turned to Alternative Project Delivery Methods (APDM) to deliver capital construction projects, primarily due to dissatisfaction with the traditional Design-Bid-Build (DBB) process. Legislative changes at all levels of government have made these methods available and forward-thinking agencies have moved to implement them to great effect.

Every capital construction project is different from every other project, and each is defined by a unique set of project parameters. No single project delivery system is best-suited to deliver every type of project. Having a variety of delivery methods available allows your staff to pick and choose the method with the highest probability of success in delivering each project, thereby reducing project costs and delays and providing a higher level of service to your residents and taxpayers.

The objective of this selection tool is to provide an effective, systematic process to select a project delivery method for each project your agency delivers using unique project characteristics and goals to determine the most appropriate project delivery method. Methods addressed in this tool include traditional Design-Bid-Build (DBB), Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) which is also known as Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), Design-Build (DB), and Job Order Contracting (JOC).