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January 13, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Construction Strategic Sourcingdevelop capability with unified purchasing group

  • Executed on-call paving & utility construction contracts with discounts, rebates, and scholarship funding
  • Shortlisted and scheduled interviews for on-call landscaping contractors
  • RFP for on-call roofing contractors closed with inadequate responses; will re-advertise
  • Re-negotiating job-order general contractor contracts
  • 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

Construction Management Best Practicesdevelop Unit and integrate with KU Master Plan

  • Participated in the final round of master planning meetings during the week of Dec. 9
  • Met with City regarding cooperation on an intersection improvement project of mutual interest
  • Prepared updated fee analysis to address merit increases and other increased costs
  • Met with BOSC to review and improve accounting of KU Construction revenues and expenses

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