“Facts About Procurement” describes the overall process of identifying potential contractors, conducting the tender procedure and awarding the contract.
The procurement process is fundamental to the success of a dredging project and is primarily the responsibility of the client / project owner. Procurement specifically related to dredging and maritime construction projects typically has several stages:
- identifying the client’s objectives,
- developing options,
- studying the feasibility of the different options,
- determining the need for dredging,
- specifying the various requirements to fulfil the need,
- identifying potential dredging contractors,
- soliciting bids and proposals,
- evaluating these bids and proposals, and
- awarding the contract.
- Long-term, strategic partnerships with qualified contractors,
- Business-driven proven solutions achieved by innovative means,
- Best value solutions instead of lowest bid,
- Performance-based payments which means payment is made when benefits are realised after implementation of the solution.
- What is procurement?
- Who is in charge of the procurement process: Client? Contractor? Consultant?
- Why spend attention to the procurement process?
- What is pre-qualification?
- How are the pre-qualification criteria determined?
- What considerations are important for the procurement strategy?
- At what stage should the contractor be selected?
- What are the other advantages and disadvantages of an early selection?
- What does the traditional tender process look like?
- How are the tenders to be assessed?
- How can the client obtain this information?
- How is the final choice made?
- How can attributes be weighted and scored?
- Is the “two-envelope system” a serious alternative?
- What is “Performance-based Procurement”?
- Can Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) be used as a model as well?
- Why is a good procurement process necessary?