You may have recently heard about President Trump imposing tariffs on wood imported from Canada. The story broke in April, … Continue reading Tariff’s, Blacklisting, and Global Warming – Canada’s Self-Inflicted Challenges on their Wood Industry
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.
In an article published on Friday November 18, 2016, Morning Star reports Blacklisting Firms Still Given Public-Sector Contracts. This is … Continue reading Blacklisting
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 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.