August 19, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Construction Strategic Sourcing: develop capability with unified purchasing group

  • Coordinated with Associate Vice Provost, General Counsel, and KUEA in finalizing construction auditing and strategic sourcing contract language. Adopting into standard contract templates and posting guidelines online.
  • Collaborated with Purchasing in updating preferred vendors list.

Financial Management Best Practices: design processes to enhance KU's buying power

  • Participated in decision not to pursue public-private partnership for developing McCollum Hall replacements.
  • Met with Lockton, KU's insurance broker, to discuss insurance and bond cost-reduction opportunities.

Construction Management Best Practices: develop Unit and integrate with KU Master Plan

  • Coordinated with operations business director on revenue projections.
  • Coordinated with operations business director and others in updating narrative and budget for campus renewal fee.
  • Coordinated with Business Operations Service Center on review of July ending balances report.


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