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procurement guide - Process routes

In the UK there are eight main generally recognised procurement process routes:

  1. traditional (bills of quantities; schedules of work; specification and drawings; and the like).
  2. target cost.
  3. design and build; and target cost design and build.
  4. design, manage and construct.
  5. management contracting.
  6. construction management.
  7. engineer, procure & construct (turnkey) - not dealt with here.
  8. partnering (also a process – see below).

With the exception of partnering, all of the above routes can be used with:

  • a single stage process (tendered or negotiated).
  • a two-stage process.
  • as a process to define a GMP – guaranteed maximum price.
  • partnering

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