August 5, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Construction Strategic Sourcing: develop capability with unified purchasing group

  • Submitted proposed contract language regarding construction auditing and strategic sourcing along with draft policies & procedures to Associate Vice Provost, legal counsel, and KUEA for review and comment.
  • Requested Purchasing assistance in updating preferred vendors list and negotiating updated/ additional strategic sourcing opportunities.
  • Coordinated with Purchasing and SimplexGrinnell in re-negotiating fire alarm, fire sprinkler, and related services procurement contract.
  • Coordinated with security workgroup in exploring options for improved access control installation services.

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

  • Interviewed developers for McCollum Hall Replacement public-private partnership.  Currently evaluating proposals.
  • 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

  • Reviewed and shortlisted applicants to interview for KU Construction administrative assistant (incumbent accepted a position in KU Athletics).
  • Coordinated with Business Operations Service Center and Comptroller’s Office in processing construction equipment transfers.
  • Participated in campus master planning work sessions and meetings.

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