Preparing Requests for Proposals and Specifications for Design-Build Projects

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American Society of Civil Engineers, Sep 1, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 52 pages

Prepared by the Committee on Specifications of the Construction Institute of ASCE.

This report explains in detail the key steps in writing a request for proposal (RFP) or specifications document for construction projects using design-build as the project delivery method. A concise, well-written RFP is a cornerstone of a successful design-build project, and knowledge about how to create and interpret RFPs and specifications is essential for project owners and the design and construction professionals.

Topics include:

an overview of RFPs and their role in design-build projects; various approaches to project contracts, including projects not suited for design-build; definition and vision for the project; writing the actual proposal, including qualifications and technical considerations; general contract terms and conditions; and unusual and specific contract specifications.

Appendixes contain sample requests for technical criteria and project specifications.

This publication will be invaluable to engineers, architects, owners, and construction professionals involved with design-build projects.

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