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PARTNERING SPOTLIGHT

San Francisco Small Project

Partnering THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO HAS

San Francisco’s Collaborative Partnering Program inspires, shapes and delivers

BEEN UTILIZING COLLABORATIVE

Public Service. With each executed public works project, the positive impact is

PARTNERING ON THEIR PROJECTS

heightened. The program rewards team synergy; ensures public harmony; and

FOR MANY YEARS. SINCE 2013,

enhances the health and well-being of its citizens. As collaborative partnering

PARTNERING HAS PLAYED A KEY

practices are established throughout city agencies, with involved contractors,

ROLE IN IMPROVING THE OUTCOME

related neighborhoods and their district leadership, public service collaboration is

OF PROJECTS IN THE CITY, AND

enriching city government operations.

THIS YEAR SAN FRANCISCO WILL CELEBRATE ITS SECOND ANNUAL THE FOURTEEN PROJECTS RECOGNIZED

ENVIRONMENT: Challenges facing small projects in the City

AT THE 2018 SF PARTNERING AWARDS

Understanding San Francisco’s culture and environment is key to successfully

CEREMONY, NINE WERE UNDER $10

delivering a public works project. Given the high volume of building activity,

MILLION. JESSICA ROMM, PHD. WAS

experienced contractors/subcontractors, skilled workforce,

THE PARTNERING FACILITATOR ON

and valued materials are in high demand. Small public

SEVEN OF THE FOURTEEN AWARD-

works projects, valued at $10 million or under, also

WINNING PROJECTS, AND ALL

have added constraints: short schedules, small budgets,

SEVEN WERE CONSIDERED “SMALL

subcontractor and labor force in short supply, geographic

PROJECTS.” IN THIS ARTICLE, JESSICA

and logistical concerns with multiple projects working

SHARES HER INSIGHTS ON WHAT

within the same area, and concurrent schedules engaging

MAKES THESE SMALL PROJECTS

the same subcontractors and labor force. Similarly, City

UNIQUELY CHALLENGING AND

staff have unique constraints. Integrated into multi-agency

EXTREMELY SPECIAL.

supported projects (matrix organizations), they are often

PARTNERING AWARDS CEREMONY. OF

responsible for participating and/or managing more than 12

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