Unlike traditional public construction procurement, a Hybrid Construction approach affords public entities the opportunity to blend various construction methods and procurement options. Hybrid Construction does not replace traditional public bidding in its entirety, but rather it uses use the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) in conjunction with a traditional design/bid/build method.
Our knowledge and experience of marrying various methods together allows us to help our clients receive the most fiscally and technically responsible experience possible – all backed by guaranteed results.
Developed in collaboration with the owner, Hybrid Construction enables the use of a preferred contractor bid list for many of the involved trades. First cost is always an important element but so is a contractor’s qualification package. Work quality, available labor, security clearances and safety records all factor in.
Hybrid Construction enables the owner to pre-qualify major equipment, materials and system providers that are eligible to bid on the project scope.
Adopting a mix of design/bid/build and design/build methods lets major project development and construction points overlap. This results in a significant positive impact for reducing project schedules.
When appropriate, cooperative purchasing agreements like COSTARS or Keystone Purchasing Network can be infused into the agreement to fully maximize project potential.
For Pennsylvania K-12 schools, Hybrid Construction does not preclude a district from receiving eligible PlanCon reimbursement amounts. Eligible projects are stepped through the process, just like traditional projects.
Hybrid Construction projects must include project-associated energy savings guaranteed by contract. These savings must be measured and verified on an annual basis and are in addition to any PlanCon reimbursement amounts, grants or utility rebates.
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