Subcontractors like Hardware Direct were being exercised by Ebert right up until the day the announcement was made.
This list of criteria should be used for pre-qualifying Contractors to participate in a solicitation.
Trump's order requires federal agencies to procure domestically produced goods and minimize the use of waivers (used to waive domestic procurement laws).
Whenever you solicit pricing for construction services, you should always address these distinct cost categories.
Ensuring that your procurement policy aligns with more than just the bottom line will not only enhance the value of procurement, it elevates the value of the organization.
These transgressions make bad first impressions and sometimes cause potential new Clients to simply move on.
The articles goes on to correlate corruption practices in dozens of European Countries with single source procurement.
One of the most important parts of any project is it's schedule. The schedule of a project impacts cost and quality. If your solicitation is silent on schedule, bidders will be forced to make assumptions. Invariably, their assumptions will vary causing your quotes to have a wide spread. Publishing a schedule brings it's own set … Continue reading Why you need a milestone schedule and how to create one.
No matter how big or small, all construction projects follow the same basic phases of work. Spending an appropriate amount of time (relative to project complexity) at each phase can mean the difference between the success or failure of your project. If you try to skip a phase or fail to perform the proper due … Continue reading What are the phases of work of a typical project?
In September of 2010 Drew Dudley gave a short talk on the value of everyday leadership and how simple acts we perform every day can unexpectedly make profound positive influences on those around us. I highly recommend checking out Drew's talk, it is a great way to spend 6 minutes of your day. Drew talks about a moment in his … Continue reading Every day leadership
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.
I struggle a little bit with the fact that his life is shrouded in such controversy, but having listened to his speech ahead of knowing anything about him, I was able to appreciate Bartmann's perspectives and found myself motivated to strengthen my own goal setting strategies.