Contractor Conflict of Interest Questions & Answers


Question 1:
If a Contractor participates in a Value Engineering Study Workshop or Cost Risk Analysis Workshop, does this preclude the Contractor from pursuing the construction project?

This would be considered a conflict of interest.  That contractor would have had previous access to the project information and could have provided input to help alter the plans to their own advantage. It would be possible for a contractor to create a competitive advantage by influencing design decisions to suit particular equipment or means and methods.