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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Owner's Notebook: AE and Contractor Selection

Leonard Taylor
SVP Asset Planning, University of Maryland Medical System

Ever wonder how owners select their AE’s and construction partners? Come get a peek into the black box that is AE and contractor selection as practiced by the facility and construction professionals at a large health system. The session will draw from specific examples and aggregate analysis from both recent procurements, anonymized to protect the innocent and the guilty and from years of experience. Mr. Taylor will walk through the AE and contractor selection process with a focus on the information that drives their selection decision. Look for the session to answer the following questions: What is the process for making the selection? Does the process change from project to project? How and why? How do you select the “criteria?” Are the criterion ranked? If so where does the ranking come from? How are the submissions reviewed? How important is the cost? What are you really looking for? Are there some things that are “deadly?”

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain insight into the actual process used by a large owner to select design professionals and construction partners
  2. Know what “best value” means the an owner as the basis for an award
  3. Have a better understanding of what should/should not be included in a response to an RFP
  4. Appreciate what are the attributes that distinguish a “winning” response from an “also ran” submission.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH