Punitive delay claims are unenforceable and are likely to be overridden by the courts. Continue reading Penalties and Bonuses – How To Avoid Project Delays and Incentivize Timely Completion.
Proprietary specification are great anytime you want to have an established standard product and do not wish to deviate from that standard. Continue reading Proprietary Specifications – An Illegal Tender for Hospital Equipment.
This isn’t a shortcut to procurement, you still need a scope of work, you still need a bid period, and you still need analysis. Continue reading Pre-qualified Suppliers – Eight Critical Actions for Managing Your Supplier Pool.
I was even more excited to learn that the session they had in mind for me was called, “Construction Think Tank: Exploring Construction Procurement”. Continue reading A Conference for Construction Procurement – My Special Announcement.
Trump’s order requires federal agencies to procure domestically produced goods and minimize the use of waivers (used to waive domestic procurement laws). Continue reading Buy Local – “Good” / Buy American – “Bad” How the “Trump Affect” Reveals Hypocrisy in the media.
Pemex migrated from an environment where 80% (62 Billion pesos) of it’s spend was awarded under no-bid contracts to one where only 30% of spend was not bid. Continue reading Procurement – A Lesson in How To Make Your Company Profitable.
Many property Owners and construction professionals have the misconception that the only way to solicit pricing for design and construction … Continue reading Pricing models what are they and when are they used?
Allowing a vendor to add mark-up on top of the costs of his own resources leads to a double dip by the vendor. Continue reading How to solicit a Cost Plus Fee quote.
The articles goes on to correlate corruption practices in dozens of European Countries with single source procurement. Continue reading Corruption in government procurement! The case against single source awards.
The introduction of a procurement team where there was none is one of the most challenging changes to adopt, but incorporating a procurement team can add valuable depth and skill to your team. Continue reading How to incorporate Procurement into your organization.
In Today’s HGTV world where entire room renovations happen “While you were out” and “Restaurant Impossible” re-brands failing eateries in a weekend, … Continue reading Working without a contract? The reasons why Owner’s should never allow it.
In June of 2015 the 114th Congress of the United States introduced a bill called Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act … Continue reading Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act