Utilization of a Best Value Structure on a City’s Park Renewal and Upgrade Program

Authors: Jake B. Smithwick (Arizona State University), (MS), Kenneth T. Sullivan (Arizona State University), (PhD, MBA), Dean T. Kashiwagi (Arizona State University), (PhD, Fulbright Scholar, PE)


The City of Roseville is utilizing a best value selection and contract management process for the
delivery of their $19M park renewal and upgrade program. The best value process minimizes
decision of the client, and requires pre-planning from the vendors. This paper analyzes the impact
external factors can have on a successful implementation of best value business model. The City
is using the model after a highly successful initial pilot project, and in response to tremendous
political pressure to deliver a high quality, high performance renewal program.

Keywords: performance information, public works, non-governmental organizations, risk