Contractor Selection

The process of identifying and selecting consultants and contractors for development projects is one of the most important tasks in real estate development. To ensure quality design and construction at a competitive price, DSG has developed a proven methodology for the selection process in which the qualifications of potential firms can be objectively evaluated.

The selection process begins with development of a list of prospective consultants or contractors deemed qualified to design and construct a project of this scope and complexity. These prospects are generated from DSG’s direct experience, outside references and unsolicited inquires generated from project publicity. An initial long list of candidates is prepared. Based on a preliminary review, this list is then narrowed. Contact is made with the remaining prospects through a letter requesting specific information about the firm. Interviews are then scheduled and conducted at the office of each prospect.

Based on thorough review of this information, as well as firm references and interview responses, the prospects are further narrowed to a short list. At that time, a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) is issued to the approved prospects with a strict deadline for submittal. The RFP is based upon the agreed-upon scope of work. Based upon this comprehensive evaluation process, qualified design consultants and contracts will be identified and selected for participation in the project.