Tips & Tricks for Hiring Your Design Construction Team
Date & Time
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

“How” to select a cohesive Design & Construction team for your Public Safety Project. The presentation includes an overview of the various contracting models, differences between Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposal, conduct an interview, and learn to ask important, tough questions.

Learning Objectives
• Delivery Model Overview (Design-Build, Design-Bid-Build, Construction Manager at Risk, Construction Manager as Agency)
• RFQ v. RFP – what is the difference, and legal considerations
• Formal submittal requests and how to review
• Designer Experience Considerations
• Evaluation & Shortlist
• How to Interview and what you should ask
• When to engage a Construction Manager or General Contractor (and what’s the difference?)
• Questions to ask your Contractor (Experience & Team Dynamics)
• Fee & GCs versus Change Orders
• We’re over budget – what happens now