Collaborative Contracting Strategy
About the Collaborative Contracting Strategy
The Collaborative Contracting Strategy is a suite of reference documents that will provide guidance to local highway authority clients and the private sector on a number of key issues that are adversely affecting performance and in some cases damaging relationships.
The phase one report includes a Scoping Document which was carried out in September 2015 and is now available. It identified the following key issues:
- Procurement – the effectiveness of the procurement process, clarity of tender information, efficiency discounts and behaviours
- Operational – bid team delivery, silo working and whole life cost of maintenance
- Commercial – incentivisation and reward mechanisms, unsustainable prices, use of Target Cost
In phase two, each subject is analysed using a risk based approach and covering;
- Description of risk
- Impact on the service
The various reference documents contain guidance to the mitigation. The suite of reference documents will be useful not only for those about to embark on a procurement process but also those in existing contracts that are not working effectively.Collaborative Contracting Strategy Phase Two.pdf Collaborative Contracting Strategy Phase Two.docx
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