Produced by the WDBC Technical Practices Committee, these documents are intended to assist owners in developing request for qualifications (RFQ) and request for proposals (RFP) procurement documents for water and wastewater projects using design-build and construction management-at-risk delivery methods. They are structured so that owners can insert their own specific information instead of starting from scratch. Additional guidance on procurement is also located in the 4th Edition of the Water and Wastewater Design-Build Handbook (2016). WDBC also offers education sessions that are specific to the procurement process.
The procurement guides listed below are available to owners and WDBC member firms.
Progressive Design-Build Procurement Guide Overview – W-1100 (2013)
Progressive Design-Build Procurement Guide – Single-Step Process – RFQ – W-1200 (2016)
Progressive Design-Build Procurement Guide – Single-Step Process – RFP – W-1300 (2016)
Progressive Design-Build Procurement Guide – Two-Step Process – Step 1 – RFQ W-1400 (2016)
Progressive Design-Build Procurement Guide – Two-Step RFP – W-1500 (2016)
Construction Management at-Risk Procurement Guide Overview – W-3100 (2016)
Construction Management at-Risk Procurement Guide – Two-Step Process – Step 1 – RFQ – W-3200 (2016)
Construction Management at-Risk Procurement Guide – RFP Process – W-3300 (2016)
Fixed-Price Design-Build Procurement Guide Overview – WDBC No. W-2100-2017
Fixed-Price Design-Build Procurement Guide – Two-Step Process – Step 1 – RFQ – W-2200-2017
Fixed-Price Design-Build Procurement Guide – Two-Step Process – Step 2 – RFP – W-2300-2017
WDBC Recommended Guidelines for Best Practices
Excerpted from the WDBC Handbook, these one-page guidelines are a concise description of the key practices within collaborative delivery.
- Allocating and Managing Risk
- Collaborative Project Delivery
- Dispute Resolution Process
- Optimizing Value Engineering
- Safety Advantages of Design-Build Delivery Methods
- Using the Schedule as a Project Management Tool
- Summary Best Practices Guidelines to Prepare for, Procure, and Manage Design-Build Projects
The following presentations have been converted to PDF format for your use.
- Procurement Documents for Progressive DB Mar 2013
- Contractor Private Financing Mar 2013
- DBIA 2013 Private Financing Water and Wastewater Facilities
- Progressive Design-Build Discussion, Peter M. Kinsley (Haskell)
- Best Practices and Trends in the Design-Build Industry
American Water Works Association (AWWA) Resources
- Design–Build for Water and Wastewater Projects, book by Holly Shorney-Darby, PhD, Editor, written for water and wastewater utility management, engineers, planners, city officials, utility policymakers, regulators, and design-build industry members.
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