Who can use traditional contract procurement?
Both experienced and inexperienced clients can use the traditional procurement method. Due to the design being fully developed before being put out to tender, the client can be certain of the design quality and level of the cost they require. The downside to this is that it can be a slower form of contracting compared to others as the contractor is only selected once the design is finished and cannot have any input on improving the buildability during the design process.
Traditional contract procurement also provides a low level of risk for the client, as the financial risk for the project falls on the contractor. Although if the insufficient or incorrect information is supplied at the tender, or important variations are made after tender, then the client will be required to cover the cost. Due to this, and the separation of design and construction, traditional procurement is often seen as an opposing method of procurement.