Strategic Procurement & Contract Strategy

The New Zealand construction market is busier than ever, and construction prices have become more unpredictable, making the procurement process infinitely more challenging. Securing the right resources at the right time for the best price is key to delivering projects on time and within budget.

Contract procurement plays such an important part of every project, covering issues of availability, timing, cost, performance and quality. Market upheaval and timing pressures highlight the risks that various procurement options bring.

Rawlinsons are fully conversant with the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different procurement strategies, and regularly advise clients on alternatives and which strategy will be most suitable for a project or programme of work.

Rawlinsons senior staff, and in particular Andy Tiplin and Julian Donald, are Contract Procurement and Negotiation specialists with detailed knowledge of both NZ and international forms of contract and international forms of contract including:

  • NZS3910, NZS3915 and NZS3916 (Design and Construct);
  • NEC (Engineering and Construction Contract);
  • NZIA.

Various alternative payment and incentivisation options e.g.

  • Early Contractor Involvement (ECI);
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP);
  • Partnering;
  • Frameworks.

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