Federal Government Procurement Fraud

Job Order Contracting

Federal Government procurement fraud remains at best a severe risk, and at worst, rampant. The post Federal Government Procurement Fraud appeared first on 4BT FRAUD RISK MANAGEMENT: OMB Should Improve Guidelines and Working-Group Efforts to Support Agencies’ Implementation of the Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act. GAO-19-34: Published: Dec 4, 2018. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 2018. Matter for Congressional Consideration. Status : Open.

Integrated Procurement Laws

Collaborative Construction

The essay below tackles the issue of procurement laws and regulations, an area where culture and law swirl in a toxic brew. Are Integrated Procurement Laws the Real Keystone?

Rigorous, fact-based, & transparent construction project definition, procurement, & management

Job Order Contracting

Rigorous, fact-based, & transparent construction project definition, procurement, & management is key to improved outcomes. The post Rigorous, fact-based, & transparent construction project definition, procurement, & management appeared first on 4BT. construction project definition, procurement, & management construction project defintion construction project procurement job order contracting

Our Broken Procurement System

Collaborative Construction

Most public procurement programs mandate a low bid / tender process. Procurement officers in the public sector believe, with all their hearts, that low bid means best price. The legal framework within which we plan, procure, design, construct, operate and maintain facilities and infrastructure promotes and REWARDS behaviors antithetical to the building of trust. I wanted to share the following comment with readers of the blog.

Public Procurement of IPD

Collaborative Construction

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post on public options for procuring planning, design and construction services in an IPD environment on a project specfic basis. The tentative title is "Wicked Procurement - IPD & BIM on Steroids". For governmental entities to procure, operate and maintain infrastructure across entire portfilios those entities must adopt comprehensive IPD procurement methods. ELEMENTS OF AN EFFECTIVE PUBLIC IPD PROCUREMENT PROGRAM 1.

Streamlining Plant Procurement

Green Industry Professionals

Tech startup LandscapeHub seeks to make the buying and selling of landscaping materials a lot easier, and its three founders have the experience to make it happen

Public Procurement, Rabbit Trails & IPD & BIM Porridge That's Just right

Collaborative Construction

Hacking trails through the public procurement thicket is tough but necessary work for advocates of BIM and IPD. Such efforts require a supportive owner, but most public owners are beyond frustrated with the antiquated and sclerotic procurement methods mandated by statute.

Wicked Solutions - Procurement and Finances

Collaborative Construction

The Wicked Series in AUGIWorld Magazine continues in March and April with articles addressing IPD Procurement Programs and Wicked Financial Solutions. The procurement article will appear in the March issue and the financial solutions article will appear in the April issue. The Wicked Financial Solutions article is introductory in nature and will be followed by a series of more substantive articles that address the role of lenders, insurers and sureties in the procurement process.

Are Integrated Procurement Programs the Real Keystone??

Collaborative Construction

Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC helps owners craft IPD procurement strategies that enable them to acquire BIM enabled infrastructure from integrated teams and helps those teams craft, negotiate and implement integrated agreements. Are Integrated Procurement Programs the Real Keyst.

Federal Procurement Meets a DC9 Cat!

Collaborative Construction

Existing federal procurement laws and regulations - and state procurement laws for that matter - are antithetical to BIM and IPD. One more post to share. These are coming from a lively conversation in the BIM Expert group forum on LinkedIn related to a VA Project. If you are not a member join and chime in! But leaders tasked with reducing their agency''s carbon footprint / energy consumption / costs realize virtual planning and design tools are critical to that mission.

Straight From The Procurement Professional’s Mouth

Help Everybody Everyday

In this episode of the Design and Construction Marketing Podcast, I speak with procurement professional Hal Good. Procurement Pros LinkedIn Group. In this episode of the Design and Construction Marketing Podcast, I speak with procurement professional Hal Good.

A new procurement model is needed

Collaborative Construction

The ENR article linked below reiterates the need to modernize procurement of planning, design and construction services in a way that will enable owners of infrastructure to leverage intelligent and fully functional digital assets in operations and maintenance over time. New procurement models - including Design-Build, CM at Risk, and Public Private Partnerships (P3) - have been deployed in recent years with varying degrees of success.

Collaborative Construction Blog: Wicked IPD Procurement Programs

Collaborative Construction

Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC helps owners craft IPD procurement strategies that enable them to acquire BIM enabled infrastructure from integrated teams and helps those teams craft, negotiate and implement integrated agreements. Wicked IPD Procurement Programs. The issue features Tips and Tricks for Revit users and the big tip in the BUILT - BIM to FM section outlines a path to adoption of an IPD Procurement Program by institutional owners.

PROCUREMENT BEST PRACTICES FOR INTEGRATED DELIVERY PROJECTS

PC Construction Blog

Integrated delivery methods such as design-build and construction management at-risk can provide superior project results. This is especially. Continue Reading. All Design-Build

Use the Internet to Improve Procurement Practices

Construction Business Owner

But if you are a contractor on the jobsite, one of the most complicated, tedious, time-consuming tasks in construction is still just as unpleasant: research and procurement. You are probably already using the internet to make your life easier.

How Some Winners Think About Procurement

Help Everybody Everyday

And the older I get, the more procurements I’m involved in… …the clearer it becomes. Procurement Is A Wall Of Games. Do you view procurement as a game? The post How Some Winners Think About Procurement appeared first on Help Everybody Everyday.

New Procurement Methods Meet Old Bidding Culture

Construction Dive

By Bruce Jervis It is understandable, and laudable, that public entities at all levels of government are experimenting with alternative methods of procuring construction services. Frequently, however, these methods clash with longstanding public procurement practices and procedures. Internal agency communication warned this was risky because it ran counter to VA procurement culture.

Does “Best Value” Procurement Allow Favoritism?

Construction Dive

By Bruce Jervis The public procurement system at all levels of government has embraced “best value” contracting. The rationale is that sealed bidding, with award to the low price bidder, is inflexible and does not always provide the best deal for the public. The experience and resources of the contractor, as well as the technical strengths of its proposal, may justify a price premium. Read more.

Senate passes alternative procurement bill

Nuts and Bolts

Legislation to reauthorize and revise the State’s alternative public works contracting procedures was passed by the State Senate today. The law authorizing the use of GCCM, Design-Build (DB) and Job Order Contracting (JOC) on certain public projects is set to sunset at the end of June, 2013.

Why The Type of Procurement Matters To Your Proposal

Help Everybody Everyday

This is because the type of procurement has a dramatic effect on the proposal competition. Let’s look at a few procurement types and discuss what effect they have. These procurements don’t take price into consideration.

Toyota, Mazda Mum on $1.6B Plant Procurement

ENR Construction

Local officials say sitework is set to start in spring at the 2,500-acre cotton field near Huntsville, Ala., where automakers Toyota and Mazda on Jan. 10 announced a $1.6-billion manufacturing plant to employ about 4,000 and produce 300,000 vehicles annually

Best Value Procurement and Construction – Job Order Contracting

Building Information Management

Defining best value procurement and construction is a critical step toward improving overall productivity with respect to facility renovation, repair, maintenance, sustainability, and new builds.

The Procurement Method That Actually Puts The Incumbent At A Disadvantage

Help Everybody Everyday

Over the last year, particularly on federal contracts, I’ve been seeing the rise of a very disturbing procurement process. It is a safe method for procurement professionals to use. Once you submit your proposal, it goes to a procurement officer.

Nuts and Bolts ? Blog Archive ? State Opens New Procurement Portal

Nuts and Bolts

Reading (Contracts) is Fundamental » State Opens New Procurement Portal. eBid Systems has announced the availability of WashBid, a procurement portal that will be used by Washington state public agencies to post bids, bid documents, and receive electronic bids. -->. « Tunnels dominate local infrastructure scene.

A Better Plan for Plant Procurement

Green Industry Professionals

Plantbid can help contractors find quality products at great prices, in a fraction of the time normally spent procuring materials

Procurement Begins to Hire Design-Build Team for $1.5 Billion Gold Line Rail Project

ENR Construction

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority on November 8 issued the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Alignment Design-Build Project for the next segment of the Foothill Gold Line light rail in Southern California

Procurement Begins to Hire Design-Build Team for $1.5 Billion Gold Line Rail Project

ENR Construction

Should Public Procurement Authorities Cap the Length of Proposals?

Construction Dive

By Bruce Jervis Authorities evaluating technical proposals on public construction procurements are tired of lengthy documents. Bulk does not necessarily equate with quality – or persuasiveness. Tight, concise proposals are the ideal. Public project owners are attempting to enforce this ideal by imposing maximum lengths on technical proposals. But, a recent Alaska Supreme Court case illustrates the pitfalls of such restrictions. Read more.

Public sector procurement: The rules are different (yet there are consistencies)

Construction Marketing Ideas

Public sector work is a “horse of a different color” for marketing and business development. Bernie Siben reminds us in a recent blog posting that public sector marketing is a “horse of a different color” and he is right.

Job Order Contracting Made Simple and LEAN with 4BT!

Job Order Contracting

All the tools, training, information, processes, and support are available to procurement and facilities management teams that want to consistently deliver quality, on-demand renovation, repair, and minor new construction project on-time, and on-budget.

UK Infrastructure Projects To Have One-Stop Procurement Approach

ENR Construction

Newest 'framework' award to Balfour Beatty allows direct contracting on projects without separate bidding each time. Business Management

Architects Build a Rock Solid Reputation with Project Owners

Carol Hagen

Beginning with a system that provides measurable results with analytics and project controls can make the e-procurement process a well coordinated project and set the tone for a collaborative experience that streamlines your project’s procurement process. Construction Industry - Software estimating construction Invitation To Bid Software Procurement Tender An Architects reputation is thought to focus on building design, sustainability, open areas, and aesthetics.

LEAN OpenJOC(TM) Job Order Contracting for Sustainable Facilities Repair, Renovation, and Minor New Construction

Job Order Contracting

Benefits of an OpenJOC Job Order Contract implementation include an expedited procurement process, and consistent completion of quality projects on-demand, on-time, and on-budget per owners/contractor expectations. Best value procurement.

BIM – Attempting to Run before you can Walk? – BIM EU-wide Procurement Initiative

Building Information Management

more efficient procurement and management of the existing numerous renovation, repair, sustainability, and minor new construction projects required to meet sustainability and economic imperatives.

Improving AEC Outcomes… Now.

Job Order Contracting

Uncategorized AEC productivity best value procurement construction productivityPrepare your organization for a changing future through a powerful but flexible collaborative LEAN construction delivery methodology.

SimplexGrinnell Awarded Contract by National Joint Powers Alliance for Streamlined Procurement of Fire and Life-Safety Solutions

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SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco business and longtime leader in fire and life safety, has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to offer simplified procurement of its products and services to 50,000 government and educational entities across the United States.

COFPAES Wants to Know the ‘Record is Clear’ on Federal Requirements for Procuring Architectural and Engineering Services

Construction Dive

In testimony submitted earlier this month to the White House Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services (COFPAES) President John Palatiello stated the following: “We wish to make certain the record is clear about the statutory requirements of the Brooks Architect-Engineer Act in 40 USC [United States Code] 1101 et.

Skanska hires Miller as procurement manager | Building Design +.

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Collaborative Construction Blog: Smaller more nimble government?

Collaborative Construction

Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC helps owners craft IPD procurement strategies that enable them to acquire BIM enabled infrastructure from integrated teams and helps those teams craft, negotiate and implement integrated agreements. Are Integrated Procurement Programs the Real Keyst.

Court: Bonding Required in Federal Construction Contracts, Even If Not Spelled Out

ENR Construction

In new procurement twist, decision says Miller Act mandate is incorporated by law or public policy