Collaborative contracting is a project delivery method wherein the mine owner appoints a firm/contractor to offer consultation on the feasibility and constructibility of a project. Often, the mine owner employs the same contractor to complete the actual construction. In this method, the collaborative contractor assumes two roles. First, they act as project management consultants, offering advice and technical assistance to the owner and collaborating with the owners team to create a design that aligns with the owner’s budget and schedule. Second, they act as legal contractors, assuming the risk of assembling a team of subcontractors to complete the project as per the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) contract.