This site is designed to aid public sector owners in choosing
projects which are appropriate for design-build contracting. DBS
has been constructed with data from over 100 completed public sector
design-build projects. DBS is a predictive tool and advisory system. It
will produce an overall rating for the
appropriateness of projects for design-build. Additionally, it offers
advice on the design-build method of contracting in the public
If you are a first time user of the DBS, please visit the Design-Build Selector (DBS) Demo. The DBS Demo is a tutorial which will provide you with operating instructions.
DBS should only be used as one tool for contract selection. The
predictive score and advice should only be used to aid in
design-build selection, not as the sole reason for choosing
the design-build method of contracting. The DBS output is only
a prediction based on past projects. Each construction project is
unique and your results may vary.