Environmental Expertise of Construction Manager

Groups: 
  • Design-Build Contracts
Category: 
  • Rigging and Operations
  • Environment
  • Buildings

Basic

Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Qualification Requirements

Main Objective: 

Motive

If the client has high ambitions and wants to achieve results, it is important that the construction site management is rigged to address the environment in the projects. If the client has high ambitions in one or more environmental issues, there may therefore be a need for the contractor to have special expertise in order to realise the objectives in a good, effective manner.

Argument

Stipulating a requirement that the contractor must have expertise in one or more environmental issues will help ensure that the contractor has a better understanding of the environmental ambitions in the project and thus increase the probability of the environmental ambitions being addressed better during execution.

Requirement Specification: 

As a minimum, the construction site management team includes the contractor's project manager, site manager and design team lead (DTL).

The contractor must have the expertise and experience in the construction site management team to address certain environmental topics in relevant construction projects,

examples of which are:

  • LCC
  • Environmental programme
  • Indoor climate
  • Outdoor areas and ecology

 

Documentation of the Requirement Specification: 

Contractors must submit a brief description of the expertise and experience of the construction site management team and how the environmental considerations were addressed in one to three relevant projects the contractor has completed in the last 5 years and why these are relevant, see template.

Table 1: Template for documenting reference projects. Must be filled in for the all three specified roles that have had relevant experience and expertise in environment.
Reference project no. Project name and project's client Project period Project's size (GEA) Contract price (NOK)

Project's relevance

Projects in which the contractor's project manager has had relevant experience and expertise in the environment.

1          
2          
3          

Projects in which the contractor's site manager has had relevant experience and expertise in the environment.

1          
2          
3          
Projects  in which the design team lead (DTL) has had relevant experience and expertise in the environment.
1          
2          
3          
Information about the Requirement Specification: 

The qualification requirements must be assessed. Difi recommends that you check with the market to see how high requirements you can stipulate in order to achieve a good tender competition. Award criteria involving the environmental expertise of the proposed personnel can be used to ensure competition for the right environmental expertise in the resources that are offered in the tender.

If the market is immature in one area, it may, for example, be appropriate to allow the contractor to bring in the desired expertise in one or more environmental issues in the form of education/courses after the tender competition as a contract requirement. If you are unsure whether the market can provide you with this competence, you should check this by talking to the market. If there is adequate competence in the market, this can be done in the award criteria or qualification requirements. If by talking to the relevant market you find that not a single passive building has been built in the area and that there is no company in the area that has this expertise, it may be sensible to include this as a contract requirement.

The requirement and the chosen issues must be linked to the environmental goals/ambitions. These are guidelines that are laid down in an early phase of the project and should be available by no later than during the project outline phase.

Chosen subjects must also correspond with the other criteria stipulated in the project. If, for example, a requirement that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced is stipulated, you should consider stipulating a requirement concerning expertise and experience in this at the contractor.

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Published: 06. Feb 2018, Last modified: 15. Oct 2018