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February 24, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Construction Strategic Sourcingdevelop capability with unified purchasing group

  • The renewed and re-negotiated job-order contract has been signed by both contractors
  • The new on-call landscaping contract has been signed by all three contractors
  • Five roofing contractors were interviewed and an on-call contract is being awarded to the top three
  • A flooring vendor contract has been renewed and re-negotiated
  • Advertised RFP for on-call mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) on-call contractors

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

  • No new updates

Construction Management Best Practicesdevelop Unit and integrate with KU Master Plan

  • Staff are pushing consultant team to complete the master plan final report by Feb. 28
  • Planning is underway for the master plan rollout to the campus community in March
  • A coordination meeting is planned with City staff regarding potable waterline on Daisy Hill
  • Met with Facilities Services regarding campus electrical distribution system assessment
  • Updated 5-year street improvements planning map
  • Reviewed KU Construction billable time efficiency and time reporting efficiency with BOSC auditor
  • Attended Maximo re-start meetings

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