Over the last few years, I have noticed an increase in the number of construction contracts using “open book” provisions. … Continue reading Best Practices: Open Book Bidding
From the very first time I solicited a quote for design and construction, I have always been concerned with ensuring … Continue reading Lowest Bid does not Guarantee Quality.
In a March 7, 2017 article Spend Matters published 3 Ways for Procurement to Prove it’s Value (Other than Cost … Continue reading The Value of Procurement.
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?
In an article posted on December 4, 2016 the Bangkok Post announced that the First Batch of air-conditioned NGV buses … Continue reading How Much Time Should Procurement Take?
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.