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Ontario Construction News: A risk-based perspective on the procurement of intellect

December 2023

Published  December 8, 2023

Special to Ontario Construction News, written by Bruce G. Matthews, Former ACEC-Ontario Executive Director

What are you buying when procuring engineering or architecture services? It’s not the report, plan, or drawing, that you receive at the end. That’s just the deliverable. What you’re really contracting for is the knowledge, skill, and judgment of the design professionals. You’re buying their intellect, gained through extensive education, training and experience, to be applied to your specific needs and challenges.

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