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February 10, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Construction Strategic Sourcingdevelop capability with unified purchasing group

  • Sent renegotiated job-order general contractor contracts for signature.
  • Awarded on-call contract to three landscaping contractors; sent for signatures.
  • Closed re-advertised RFP for on-call roofing contractors, reviewed proposals, ready to shortlist.
  • Met with flooring vendor; received proposed financial incentives for strategic sourcing contract.
  • Initiating negotiations for strategic souring contract with chiller/cooling tower/air handler vendor.
  • Planning training for in-house installation/ maintenance of access control systems.
  • Developing RFP for competitive procurement of access control systems.

Financial Management Best Practicesdesign processes to enhance KU’s buying power

  • The LEEP2 audit continues.
  • Pre-audit preparations are underway for School of Business, McCollum Residence Hall Replacements, Jayhawk Blvd. Phase 2, and Fieldhouse Apartments.
  • Revising contract front-end documents to clarify circumstances when a public works bond may be used in lieu of a surety bond.

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

  • Planning integrated science capital improvements outlined in master plan.
  • Received some commitments from City on upcoming street improvements of mutual interest.


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