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(OWN-1042) Owners: What to Look for in a Contractor's Project Control Capability

Primary Author: Mr. Stephen L. Cabano Pathfinder LLC
Co-author(s): Mr Paul G Williams Pathfinder, LLC

Audience Focus: Basic
Application Type: Experience-Based
Venue: 2012 AACE International Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

Abstract: As the world marketplace in the process industry heats up, owners will rely more and more on contractors to provide accurate, timely, and value-added project control information so owners can manage the overall project function. This cannot and will not occur unless owners define and mandate what is required by the owner to effectively execute the project control function. This includes defining (in the request for proposal (RFP)) the reporting requirements down to specific deliverables, the reporting sequence, forecasting requirements, etc. The owner needs to evaluate the contractor's capability to deliver these requirements during the bidding process and include them in the final contract. Although not the main or only evaluation criteria, owners need to determine if the contractor has the capability to deliver on these requirements. The owner also needs to mandate that these requirements are delivered during execution without exception or excuses. This paper will provide guidance for the above and convey realistic 'rules of the road' to assure effective contractor/owner collaboration.