Selecting the Right Team
Recorded On: 10/27/2020
CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022
In a competitive process where lowest cost is not the sole criteria — such as best value source selection — the selection process varies dramatically from traditional design-bid-build practices. This session will provide a high-level overview of the two-phase design-build source selection process – the initial down select to identify the most highly qualified firms, as well as the final down select to choose the ultimate winner.
Richard J. Formella, DBIA, PMP
Design-Build Strategic Solutions, LLC
Rich is the President of Design-Build Strategic Solutions, LLC, a design & construction procurement process and contract administration consulting firm. He recently retired from federal service as Chief of the Bio-Containment Procurement Branch for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), after serving as Chief of Procurement for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (DHS) since 2006. Prior to joining DHS, Rich served the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for over 20 years and concluded his service at BOP as the Chief of Construction Contracting where he led and administered the $2.5 billion-dollar new federal prison construction contracting program. At the DHS he led the team providing design and construction contracting support for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate for major laboratory renovations and new construction an overall $1.5 billion program, including the $1.3 billion National Bio & Agro Defense Facility. He has over 32 years of federal acquisition/contracting experience, beginning as a warranted contracting officer in 1986.