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By Alan Turner (auth.)

Aims to give an explanation for simply how the development parts of patron, specialists and contractors healthy jointly, in addition to supplying useful information at the judgements essential to pick out a specific procurement route.

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Relationship of parties The contractual relationships of the parties are shown later, according to the procurement method and therefore to the contract type adopted. 1. The client mayor may not have in-house project executive skills, as referred to in chapter 2, and he may therefore provide these accordingly by one of the three options shown at 'organisation for project management' level. The procurement options of design and build, traditional and management then subdivide as shown. Chapter 6 discusses contracts for engaging professional services, for construction works and for collateral warranties.

It is interesting to note that the quantity surveyor has generally promoted his 'independence' and increasingly has sought to become appointed before other consultants. Even if multidiscipline services are provided under one contract agreement, it currently seems unusual that quantity surveying/cost consultancy services would be part of that agreement. It seems that, as with the appointment of a project manager before the appointment of a design/construction team, the appointment of a cost consultant before the appointment of the design consultants is seen too often, as with project management, as a 'watchdog', 'super consultant - reporting-outside-the-team' role.

Deciding to Build 19 Care in deciding the client's requirements As any customer knows, other things being equal, you can probably have what you want if you know what that is - but as often happens if you do not know your exact requirements very probably you will end up with partly or totally what you do not want. In building, recognised procedures and 'plans of work', for instance the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Plan of Work, the Department of the Environment, Property Services Agency (PSA) Plan of Work and the Department of Health (DH) Concode, have codified the process of design and construction.

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