Penalties and Bonuses – How To Avoid Project Delays and Incentivize Timely Completion.

Punitive delay claims are unenforceable and are likely to be overridden by the courts.

Proprietary Specifications – An Illegal Tender for Hospital Equipment.

Proprietary specification are great anytime you want to have an established standard product and do not wish to deviate from that standard.

Pre-qualified Suppliers – Eight Critical Actions for Managing Your Supplier Pool.

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.

A Conference for Construction Procurement – My Special Announcement.

I was even more excited to learn that the session they had in mind for me was called, "Construction Think Tank:  Exploring Construction Procurement".

Buy Local – “Good” / Buy American – “Bad” How the “Trump Affect” Reveals Hypocrisy in the media.

Trump's order requires federal agencies to procure domestically produced goods and minimize the use of waivers (used to waive domestic procurement laws).

Pricing models what are they and when are they used?

Many property Owners and construction professionals have the misconception that the only way to solicit pricing for design and construction services is to request a fixed price lump sum quote. There certainly are occasions when fixed price lump sum quotes are a good choice, but this should not be taken for granted. In order to … Continue reading Pricing models what are they and when are they used?

How to solicit a Cost Plus Fee quote.

Allowing a vendor to add mark-up on top of the costs of his own resources leads to a double dip by the vendor.

Working without a contract? The reasons why Owner’s should never allow it.

In Today's HGTV world where entire room renovations happen "While you were out" and "Restaurant Impossible" re-brands failing eateries in a weekend, the notion that construction can happen quickly is all too prevalent.  These shows don't reveal the pre-work that goes into performing these miraculous transformations and they don't account for the incredible amount of man-power that goes … Continue reading Working without a contract? The reasons why Owner’s should never allow it.

Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act

In June of 2015 the 114th Congress of the United States introduced a bill called Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2015. The intention of this bill was to allow for the use of Design-Build contracts in gov't construction. Recently the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a report on the bill making certain … Continue reading Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act