Accession Number : ADA304288

Title :   Deciding Whether or Not to Partner Small Projects: A Guide for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Managers. Pamphlet Number 6.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Podziba, Susan L.

PDF Url : ADA304288

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) began using Partnering, a process that seeks to promote dispute prevention, in construction contracts in 1990. Initially, Partnering was used primarily in large projects. As of early 1992, COE policy is to develop, promote, and practice Partnering on all contracts (Commanders Policy Memorandum #16 on Partnering, February 18, 1992). The use of Partnering in small projects, defined as under $3 million for the purposes of this study, varies greatly among districts. Managers of some districts Partner all small projects; others have chosen not to expend resources for small projects Partnering at all. This guide is for managers who must decide whether or not to Partner a particular small project. It is written as a deliberative tool to foster thought. The tool will not provide you with a definitive answer to the question of whether or not to partner, but rather will offer guidelines and raise key issues to inform your decision. The guide is divided into two sections. Section 1: The Decision to Partner is a how-and-when-to-Partner small projects primer. Section II: Illustrative Case Summaries provides additional information about when and why COE managers have Partnered, or not Partnered, small projects. Section 1 includes a description of Partnering, the 'Should I Partner?' tool and an 'If You Decide to Partner' segment. The 'Should I Partner?' tool includes statements to consider relative to a particular small project in the categories of complexity, coordination, and experience. 'The Should I Partner?' -- Annotated segment links the case summaries to the decision points of the tool. 'If You Decide to Partner', describes key decisions to implement Partnering, including the use of an internal or external facilitator, the length of the Partnering workshop, and the frequency of Partnering meetings. If you do decide to Partner, this

Descriptors :   *CONTRACTS, *CONSTRUCTION, *MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, FREQUENCY, SYMPOSIA, POLICIES, DECISION MAKING, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ENGINEERS, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE