Guidelines for building procurement processes, the implications for design quality arising from these processes and the recommendation of strategies to enable good design.
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These guidelines provide an overview of the steps and processes that potentially influence design quality and the delivery of better outcomes for public buildings.
These guidelines provide an overview of the steps and processes that can help government be an informed client.
Discover more about what the architectural design process means and recommendations to protect design quality at each stage.
This chapter describes methods commonly used by government for selecting a design team and directly procuring design services.
This chapter outlines the various procurement methods in common use and their potential impact on design. It suggests strategies to improve and enable good design outcomes.
Glossary, references and consultations used to produce Government as 'Smart Client'.
Updated 5 July 2023