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By Richard H. Clough, Glenn A. Sears, S. Keoki Sears, Robert O. Segner, Jerald L. Rounds

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Nevertheless, critics of the multiple-contract approach maintain that, for a number of reasons, the system can increase total construction costs to the owner. The use of separate contracts can be very troublesome unless carefully prepared contract documents are used and the work is rigorously planned, scheduled, coordinated, and controlled. If strong, centralized management control is not exerted over the separate prime contractors, the several possible advantages of separate contracts will likely turn out to be illusory.

They may include value engineering of a design that the owner has furnished. These competitive sealed proposals also commonly include the contractor’s proposed time schedule for the performance of the work. The price that the contractor submits in his proposal may be a lump sum, or a series of unit prices, or it may be one of the variations of cost-plus. In addition to describing the professional services that the contractor will provide, the competitive sealed proposal will also contain a great deal of additional information about the contractor: his background and experience, his portfolio of projects completed, and the history of owners he has contracted with and performed work for, along with those owners’ contact information.

The credentials of the contractor’s estimating and scheduling and project management personnel, and his supervisory personnel, will typically be provided, often including the resume’s of the project manager and the superintendent or foremen who will manage the owner’s project. The contractor will typically be required to submit information regarding his safety policies, as well as his accident history, and his experience modifier rating (EMR). Additionally, the owner will usually request a copy of the contractor’s quality assurance policy or his total quality management (TQM) program.

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