Hi everyone! There was a question during last week’s PcM workshop that I wanted to address! We mentioned the topic of Multiple Prime Contractors and when those come into play. I did a little more research and here’s what I found:
Multiple prime contractors (MP) is a variation of Design-Bid-Build in which more than one prime contractor is selected through competitive bidding. There are three reasons why an owner would select MP. First, some states require publicly funded projects to have multiple prime contractors. Second, if schedule is an important factor for a publicly funded project that must be competitively bid, then MP may be the best option for an accelerated schedule. And third, some owners have the capacity to manage the work of multiple contractors.
Reference AHPP, page 702 for additional information. Thanks everyone!