Partnering Magazine Fall 2019

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Is Your Partnering Program Recession-Proof? Revitalizing the Health of NDOT’s Partnering Program


ho among us doesn’t need

sent out a Request for Proposals

an occasional check-up on

at the end of 2018. By utilizing

our health? It’s good to do as

their strong relationship with

an assessment and see where we are,

the Nevada Associated General

then be committed to take action as

Contractors (AGC), NDOT formed

needed. That’s exactly what the Nevada

a joint committee to review the

Department of Transportation (NDOT)

applications to the RFP and together

has done in this last year. Nevada was

they selected a consultant to work with

hit particularly hard by the most recent

them over the next three years.

recession. As the economy has regained

Photos: I-15 US 93 Garnet Interchange Design Build Project from NDOT–Saphire Level Partnering Award, Civil Construction Projects $25M to $250M, 2019 2. Collecting

data to be able to quantify

where they are now, to identify changes that should be made and to

steam and construction projects have

Jacques & Associates, Inc. (J&A), a

moved forward, the leaders at NDOT

consultancy firm out of Utah that has

began assessing the state of their

been doing Partnering facilitation and

Partnering program to see if it was as

training for 20+ years, was selected

healthy as the growing economy. Their

as the winning team. J&A is currently

4. Implementing

sense was that the program had also

working with NDOT utilizing the Next

5. Celebrating

suffered from the recession and that it

Level Leadership Model created by J&A.

was time to breathe some new life into it.

be able to document improvements made. 3. Collaboratively

designing the new

and revitalized Partnering program. the new design.



The Next Level Leadership Model steps

In the spring of 2019, J&A facilitated

Just as you would with a doctor,


a full day workshop with several

leaders at NDOT decided to seek

1. Establishing

a vision of where NDOT

NDOT leaders and some of their top

professional help to move forward. In

wants their Partnering program to be

contractors as well as AGC leadership.

this case, the NDOT Construction team

in three years.

In order to formulate a shared vision,


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