CBAs are a positive return on investment for governments when accounting for the social value of local communities benefiting from new infrastructure investment. With community benefits, governments can do “double duty” with existing dollars being spent by using tax dollars more efficiently.
Some minimal government costs include the allocation of staff resources to coordinate policies and implementation of CBA projects.
For businesses and contractors
Contractors who are undertaking public projects may have minor transaction and administration costs as a result of unbundling subcontracts to ensure local suppliers can bid and ensuring that commitments are monitored, tracked and reported on. Workforce reporting obligations can be addressed through payroll reports.
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