Implementing Early Contractor Involvement: balancing innovation and risk

Sunday 6 June 2021

Implementing Early Contractor Involvment: balancing innovation and risk

The 30th NETLIPSE Network Meeting took place online last Tuesday May 18th from 13:00 to 15:00. This was our fourth online meeting via Microsoft Teams and attracted once again a large audience from all over the world. This time we zoomed in on the practical challenges of implementing Early Contractor Invovlement (ECI) models.

The Spring Network Meeting built upon our extra meeting in March where we learned about the experiences with ECI in Sweden and the UK. In this meeting we went into more detail about the how, when and also why of involving the contractor early in the delivery of large scale infrastructure projects.

The programme consisted of three presentations and a break-out session. In the presentations we looked at the experiences with ECI in road and water infrastructure projects. Also we reflected on how to optimize the use of contracting models and ECI. 

We like to thank all presenters once more for their interesting contributions. Based on the three presentations there was an interesting discussion in break-out rooms around the following questions:

  • What delivery model challenges are most common in your organisation?
  • When do you decide on the model and start developing the contracting strategy?
  • What are your experiences with collaborative procurement strategies?

Thank you to all participants for joining the meeting and for your contributions to the discussions.

[Please click here for a short recap of the meeting and the presentations]