Procurement, Risk & Russian Roulette

Article is cover story in Irish Construction Industry Magazine, November 2013. RISK: Russian Roulette Arguably, if there is a single issue that is central to most disagreement and discontent within the ‘new’ Public Works Contract forms and the concepts described in the CWMF guidance notes, it is Risk. A very broad section of the Construction Industry believe that the risk being transferred to them under these contracts is wholly unfair, as in order to accurately price risk it must be accurately described in the invitation to tender documents. This in many cases can lead to contracting authorities (and the design teams they employ) being accused of ‘risk dumping’ and issuing of incomplete and

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