What is Early Contractor Involvement?

What is Early Contractor Involvement?

The consequences of budgetary constraints and the increasingly complex nature of infrastructure works affect both preparatory and procurement processes for large or complex infrastructure projects. Early Contractor Involvement can therefore be very valuable in such cases.

ECI is a procurement strategy initiated by infrastructure owners towards contractors, key supply chain members and stakeholders with the purpose of optimizing values in project delivery and objectives through their participation and knowledge-sharing in stages of project planning and design prior to execution contract award.

Several of our experts have worked on the report 'A Framework for Early Contractor Involvement in Infrastructure Projects'. This report can be found on the PIANC website.

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Kenneth Willems