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Volume 58, Issue 4


Design and Build Procurement System – Contractor Selection

A. Lesniak / E. Plebankiewicz / K. Zima


One of the contract awarding systems in public sector in Poland is the Design & Build system. In this system, a client concludes a contract agreement with only one company, a contractor, in order to carry out both design and construction of works. While deciding on this form of delivery of a public project, the client is obliged to conduct a single proceeding aiming to select the contractor. In this paper, public works contracts awarded in the D&B system in Poland are analysed, whilst attention was put on the contracting modes and assessment criteria. The results are assessed against the experience of other countries and recommended methods for selection of the Design and Build contractor.

Keywords : Design and Build system; public projects; contractor selection


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: Archives of Civil Engineering, 58, 4, 463–476, 1230-2945, https://doi.org/10.2478/v.10169-012-0025-9.

© Polish Academy of Sciences. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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