Owner’s who demand the highest standards of care and want to attract the best Suppliers are best served by more balanced contracts
Category: Sourcing and Procurement
Market Watch – How Procurement Can Become a Strategic Partner and Mitigate Supply Chain Disruptions
As we continue our recovery from the impacts of the pandemic, inflation rates across the globe are on the rise.
Best Practices – Time and Material Contracts – Why Time and Material Contracts Might Not Be A Viable Contracting Method in the State of California.
AR5 establishes stricter criteria for classifying workers as Independent Contractors. In order to qualify as an Independent Contractor AR5 requires the employee to pass the “ABC test”.
The test states that the hiring organizations must prove the worker; (A) is free from the control typically exercised
ProcureCon 2020 – Another Great Event – What Google and Intel shared and How I Found a Mythbuster’s Job at the Home Depot.
A few weeks ago I shared with you that I would be attending this year’s ProcureCon Facilitiesconference.
You may recall that this is my third year attending the conference. Once again Frank Musero and his team at WBR have managed to pull together a fantastic event.
Today I want to share some of my highlights.
In previous year’s had not attended the pre-conference tours, but this year I did. There were two tours to choose from. I elected to attend the Home Depot tour.
Industry Watch – Payment Protection – Why the US and Other Leading Nations Need Payment Protection Legislation and What Procurement Can Do in the Meantime.
Throughout the world legislative actions are transforming the way the construction industry behaves. These legislations are not only protecting trade contractors from unfair practices, they are protecting Owners too.
Surprisingly, some of the world’s most sophisticated markets have yet to enact similar protections. In those parts of the world, certain common and persistent practices continue to put the supply chain and Owners at risk.
Industry Watch – Uncertainty – What Are the Main Causes of Uncertainty in Construction?
The top 7 things that cause uncertainty in construction and recommendations for how to mitigate their impact.
Industry Watch – Social Procurement – How Political Do-Goodery Is Affecting Procurement And What Procurement Professionals Need to Do About It.
A City Administrator in Calgary is pushing forward a recommendation that the City adopt social concerns as part of their procurement system.
ProcureCon 2020 – I’m Speaking – Why This Year’s ProcureCon Facilities Conference Will be Great!
This year’s conference seems to be the most comprehensive event yet.
Best Practices – Project Management – Why You Can’t Estimate Project Management Like Other Costs and What You Can Do About That.
Even though this is more common, rate based pricing is still too subjective.
Best Practices – Negotiations – How An Accusation Audit Can Help you Win a Negotiation and Why Cops Shouldn’t Use This Tactic on Little Old Ladies
It was obvious that the damage happened as a result of her hitting the curb. I then tried to ask her what happened and she just looked at me with bewilderment.
Best Practices – Retainage – How Contractors are Avoiding Retainage and How it Hurts Owners.
This had the net effect of holding back the Contractor’s entire fee as a guarantee that they would complete the work.
Best Practices – Contracts – Why You DON’T Want a Detailed Cost Break-down in Your Stipulated Sum Contract.
Be sure that when you move into contracting, you have a firm understanding of how your contract is structured.