The Design & Construction Procurement Project was started back in 2011 with the goal that experts from the design and construction sectors could exchange ideas, present issues and concerns, and find solutions with public sector owners in a collaborative environment.

The concept of the Procurement Project was formed during informal discussions with a number of Ontario-based professional associations representing general contractors, mechanical and electrical trade contractors. These groups were discussing common concerns regarding the procurement of construction services. But missing from the conversation were integral partners in the procurement process, namely the owners and buyers, architects and consulting engineers, interior designers and members of the risk management community.

And so the Procurement Project was born in the Fall of 2011 as 21 representatives from across the construction procurement spectrum met in Toronto to begin working on solutions.

More than 100 influential construction, design and buyer professionals came together on April 16, 2012 for the inaugural Procurement Day forum. It was a candid discussion of the issues being faced by all sides of the procurement equation. The goal was to seek common ground and identify mutually satisfactory ways to address identified issues. (2012 Final Report and 2013 Final Report2014 Procurement Day Final Report and Procurement Day 2015 Speakers and Sessions available for download)

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