NOTE: This spec could possibly be used on all projects. It helps answer the question of MAPA and also improve communication. Our office has different views on whether this spec should be used or not. We look forward to hearing your views. S-1 PARTNERING Partnering is a process for building teamwork and cooperation between groups of people that will be working together to construct a project. The objective of Partnering on this project is to develop a proactive effort and spirit of trust, respect, and cooperation among all key stakeholders. Although Partnering through the use of a third party facilitator is not required on this project, the implementation of Partnering through a less formal procedure is encouraged. The partnering relationship will be structured to draw on the strengths or each organization to identify and achieve common goals. At the pre-construction meeting, the key stakeholders will develop objectives that are effective and efficient to completion of the project within budget, on schedule and in accordance with the contract. This meeting will establish: Communication procedures A dispute resolution process, including the development of a dispute resolution ladder A partnering checklist to be reviewed at project meetings (if applicable). The checklist should contain items such as Quality, Communication, Issue Resolution, Team and Work Relationships, and Schedule. NOTE: The following paragraph is to be used only on projects with frequent project meetings The informal partnering process will be conducted as part of the regularly scheduled project meetings or at events that require additional partnering sessions. These meetings should include primarily project level personnel with frequent visits from both Department and Contractor middle management. The meetings should review the partnering checklist and identify actions that need to be escalated up the dispute resolution ladder. All costs associated with partnering at the pre-construction meetings and regularly scheduled project meetings shall be incidental. If the Contractor and Department determine that a third party facilitator would enhance the Partnering process, the Contractor shall make all arrangements to hire a Partnering facilitator and provide a suitable meeting location for the workshops. The length of time devoted to the workshop, along with the content for the workshop, will be determined by a cooperative effort between the Contractor and the Engineer. Mn/DOT will supply a list of approved facilitation companies to the Contractor. Other companies may be considered for facilitation with prior approval from the Mn/DOT’s Contract Administration Engineer. All costs associated with the Partnering workshops will be shared equally between the State and the Contractor. No additional allowance will be provided to the Contractor for the cost associated with paying these bills and submitting the bills to the State for later partial reimbursement.
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