Design-Build Procurements and Projects

Objectives for Assignment: • Develop and improve written communication • Discover methods and resources for locating credible references • Use the APA writing style correctly • Effectively document the differences in one-step and two-step procurement methods for D-B

1. Seminar Report #1 must be a minimum of 750 typed words. The paper should be typed, double spaced, and 12-point Times New Roman font. Use the “word count” feature in your software to make sure you have at least 750 words. Failure to meet the minimum word count will result in the instructor deducting 5 points for every 50 words less than the required 750.

2. Use the APA writing style for the research paper and references. College-level language is expected and points will be deducted for errors. The following website provides detailed information on how to format your paper and correctly cite resources in APA format: Purdue Online Writing Lab. a. According to APA guidelines, your report should include a title page and references. b. You must have a minimum of 3 references for the paper. Vary the type of references used, and do not use ONLY Internet sites; see the list at the bottom of this page for a helpful resource guide. If you use a website as a reference be sure to cite it correctly.

3. Seminar Report #1 should address the following questions in detail: • Describe the one-step design-build procurement or Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) selection procedure for Design-Build projects. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this procurement method? • Describe the Two-Phase Design-Build Selection Procedure or qualifications based source (QBS) selection process for Design-Build projects. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this procurement method? • Read the DBIA Position Statement on Federal, State, and Municipal “Lowest Price Technically Acceptable” procurement. Why is the Two-Phase Design-Build Selection Procedure strongly supported by DBIA? • Read the article, Design-build institute of America applauds adoption of new procurement policy by United States Army Corps of Engineers. Why is it significant that a two-phase selection procedure remains the Corps’ highly preferred method for acquiring design-build services?

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