The Commercial Case ensures that a commercial strategy is put in place to deliver a viable procurement and a well-structured contract. The strategy covers the procurement of the Design Team through to the operational phase of the new building. The Commercial Case has also identified the diverse range of design services required to deliver the project and the GSA will develop a clear commercial strategy to support procurement of designers, contractors, project managers through to the management of information technology solutions and facilities services.
The cost consultants to the GSA have assessed the relative advantages and disadvantages of a number of procurement routes including ‘traditional’ and ‘design and build’. Workshops on procurement were also facilitated by the Scottish Futures Trust.