The owner would retain the services of an architect and consulting engineering team who would complete the design of the proposed facility and prepare specifications and drawings for a general tender. Several general contractors, who have been pre-qualified for the work by the design team and owner, would be invited to submit tenders for the construction phase of the project.
- Competitive prices of both general contractors and subtrades.
- Since low bid gets the job, who would be retained for construction is unknown until the tender is closed.
- Final cost of the project is unknown until the tender is closed.
- The design team and construction firm work independently.