Q&A | Spotlight on Collaborative Procurement and Contracting in Australia

February 26, 2021 12:00pm

Marko Misko
Partner
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Anca Neacsu
Partner
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Collaborative contracting models such as alliance and IPD, are relatively new to the Canadian market and have generated a lot of discussion and interest in the past few years for both public and private projects. With the release of the CCDC 30 and the procurement by public authorities of infrastructure projects under the alliance model, these collaborative models are likely to become more prevalent in the Canadian market. Hear from one of Australia’s pre-eminent government, infrastructure and project lawyers, with several decades of experience in collaborative contracting models, on lessons learned and best practices in the context of collaborative procurement and contracting in Australia. Discussion points will include:

  • Projects suitable for a collaborative contracting model and key elements to consider prior to procurement
  • Structuring the procurement process
  • Key risk issues and the commercial framework aligning participants’ interests
  • Lessons learned from projects (delivered on either a traditional or collaborative basis)
  • Current drive for greater collaborative procurement and contracting