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Fundamentals of Collaborative Delivery – 2023 Webinar Series

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MDT


Join the WCDA for a multi-session series on collaborative delivery fundamentals, following the chapters of the newly revised Water and Wastewater Collaborative Delivery Handbook, 6th edition.

Who Should Attend?

Leaders, engineering, and O&M staff of public W/WW facilities who have an interest in learning the fundamentals of collaborative delivery. No previous experience necessary. Practitioners are welcome, too!


Session 1: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 (60 minutes)                                            
Is Collaborative Delivery Right for Your Project?
• Considering the use of collaborative delivery
• An approach to choosing the right delivery model
• Identifying project priorities
• Assessing your design-build “comfort zones”

Session 2: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 (90 minutes)
Making Sense of Collaborative Delivery Options
• Collaborative delivery defined
• Spectrum of collaborative delivery options
• Each delivery method defined
• Summary of key attributes

Session 3: Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (60 minutes)
Understanding and Allocating Risks
• Guiding principles of risk
• Risk-related definitions
• Fundamental risk allocation shift to DB
• How risk allocation evolves by delivery model

Session 4: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 (90 minutes)
Understanding Contracts
• Collaborative delivery contract fundamentals
• Collaborative delivery commercial concepts
• Concepts specific to CMAR and PDB

Session 5 Tuesday, May 30, 2023 (60 minutes)
Emphasizing the Importance of O&M Engagement
• Benefits of early O&M engagement
• Engaging O&M during procurement
• Engaging O&M during project delivery
• Performance criteria and acceptance testing
• Training and O&M manuals

Session 6 Tuesday, June 13, 2023 (90 minutes)
Preparing and Supporting a Project for Procurement
• Developing a procurement implementation plan
• Defining a procurement strategy
• Conducting market outreach
• Establishing financial requirements
• Coordinating with internal stakeholders
• Establishing the procurement methodology
• Defining best value
• The role of an owner advisor

Session 7 Tuesday, June 27, 2023 (90 minutes)
Implementing a Best-Value Procurement Process
• Preparing for a procurement
• Timelines for conducting the procurement process
• WCDA resources to support procurements
• Contents of RFQs and RFPs
• Course wrap-up and summary

Cost: $450/person

• Access to all seven sessions
• A PDF copy of WCDA’s new Water and Wastewater Collaborative Delivery Handbook, 6th edition (expected publication March 2023)
• Follow-up resource guidance from WCDA team

A la cart option: $75/person for any single session


Mark E. Alpert, PE, FDBIA, WCDA Executive Director
Leofwin Clark, WCDA Education Director
Supported by WCDA member guest facilitators

TEAMS link and further instructions will be sent via email after registration.


April 4
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MDT
Event Category:


United States


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2023 Fundamentals of Collaborative Delivery Webinar Series
2023 Fundamentals of Collaborative Delivery Webinar Series April 4, 2023 April 18, 2023 May 2, 2023 May 16, 2023 May 30, 2023 June 13, 2023 June 27, 2023
$ 450.00