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Alliancing benefits and challenges in infrastructure projects

Alliance contracting offers an unprecedented way to create a strong synergy between partners to deliver a project too complex for traditional ‘hard dollar’ procurement and delivery methods. It brings together several organisations including the client, such as a government infrastructure agency or utility; and non-owner participants such as a civil engineering firm and a constructor, as well as technical specialists as required.

March 31, 2011

Alliancing trends towards Early Contractor Involvement

More than 12 years of alliance contracting in Australasia’s public infrastructure sector has yielded a range of relationship-based models to successfully deliver projects. The Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contracting methodology in Australia is a unique form of collaborative contracting, inspired by the UK’s Highways Agency. ECI contracting has rapidly gained popularity since Queensland’s Department of […]

March 16, 2011

Alliance Contracting Excellence Awards call for nominations

Collaborative Contracting has opened nominations for the Alliance Contracting Excellence (ACE) Awards, to be held in conjunction with the Collaborative Contracting Excellence Summit in Sydney this May. The 5th Annual ACE Awards has a number of categories covering areas where project professionals have made outstanding achievements in contracting partnerships, including Excellence in Services/Operations/Maintenance Alliances and […]

February 9, 2011