Contributed By Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Ltd
The 'traditional' procurement method, often referred to as 'design bid build' is the most commonly used method of procuring construction works. This is where design consultants are appointed to design the project in detail and the contractors are invited to tender for the construction of the designed project. The design consultants are responsible for design and the contactor responsible for the construction works.
The 'design and build' procurement method, as its name suggests, is where the contractor is appointed to design and construct, as opposed to a traditional contract according to which the client appoints design consultants to design the development and then a contractor is appointed to construct the works.