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DESIGN–BUILD OWNER ADVISOR SERVICES

We are nationally recognized, award-winning owner–advisors. Also known as A/E1 or criteria consultants, we help owners through acquisition, design implementation, and construction using the design–build project delivery method and Design–Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) Design–Build Done Right™ Best Practices. Simply put, we help owners select the best team with the best solution for their project.

Need a quick turn-around? Our process regularly goes from notice to proceed to request for proposal (RFP) in 90 days.

A PROCESS THAT GETS RESULTS

IDENTIFY EXEMPLARY TEAMS     Our Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) attract the best design-build teams and assist owners with relevant qualifications for their project. Quantitative and qualitative documentation is required, including past performance, team experience working together, and trade partners that are critical to the success of the project. JDS prepares documentation to support the evaluation of qualifications packages, which helps owners shortlist to the three most-highly qualified project teams. 

CAPTURE VISION     Our RFPs capture the owner’s vision and compel design–build teams to achieve it. We painstakingly specify performance criteria that informs teams of the building’s baseline performance requirements and expectations. JDS also includes a prioritized list of scope beyond the minimum requirements, guiding teams to outperform the baseline expectations and giving owners more of what they want.

CONTROL COST     JDS helps to validate a reasonable cost for the project and set it in stone. Our intent is to maximize the budget, not select the low-bid design–build team. We turn the teams loose to innovate and compete on scope, not price.

OUTPERFORM EXPECTATIONS     Competing on scope means providing value beyond the base requirements. The DBIA methodology demands innovation from teams, resulting in innovative solutions that regularly outperform expectations. Meeting the minimum performance goals rarely wins the project.

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READINESS CENTER

ARDMORE, OK

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LEXINGTON HANGAR

LEXINGTON, VA

SERVICES WE OFFER (tailored for each project)

ASSESSMENT PHASE

  • Assist in the development of an acquisition strategy

  • Confirm what is permissible under statute

  • Provide education

  • Set the stage for collaboration

  • Facilitate project risk assessments

  • Budget development support

PRE-AWARD SUPPORT—PHASE ONE

  • Define project objectives and priorities

  • Develop project scope of work

  • Develop project quality approach and requirements

  • Identify project goals, challenges, and constraints

  • Manage owner’s expectations

  • Develop acquisition schedule, plan, and procedures

  • Develop the Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

  • Facilitate meetings

  • Establish qualifications selection criteria and methodology

  • Support determination for shortlisting the most-highly qualified submissions

 

PRE-AWARD SUPPORT—PHASE TWO

  • Develop design criteria documents

  • Develop performance criteria

  • Gather data and determine reliability

  • Provide cost validation support

  • Develop the Request for Proposals (RFP)

  • Establish value-based selection criteria and methodology

  • Assist with stipend and award fee definition

  • Facilitate proprietary one-on-one with shortlisted design–build teams

  • Assessing risk and opportunity assignment

  • Provide contract negotiation support

  • Perform contract administration services and support

POST-AWARD SUPPORT

  • Support development of project execution plan

  • Facilitate project meetings

  • Perform progress reviews

  • Monitor project construction quality

  • Provide project completion/closeout support

  • Support incentive/award fee program

  • Acceptance/performance testing

  • Training

  • Turnover support

See Projects page for full list of projects and clients.

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