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October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Construction Strategic Sourcingdevelop capability with unified purchasing group

  • Responded to Purchasing questions on draft RFP for on-call paving & utility construction services.
  • Attended pre-bid meeting for on-call paving & utility construction services.
  • Assisted Purchasing in arranging strategic sourcing negotiation with a major vendor.
  • Attended E&I meeting on strategic sourcing opportunities.
  • Attended follow-up meeting with Purchasing and Facilities Services.
  • Learned of opportunity to recommend procurement process improvements to Regents; will provide suggestions to Associate Vice Provost.

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

  • The LEEP2 audit continues.
  • Learned that Lockton had responded on insurance levels (generally fine as-is) and owner-provided insurance/bonding (not recommended) in August.

Construction Management Best Practicesdevelop Unit and integrate with KU Master Plan

  • Preparing for next round of master planning meetings week of Nov. 4.
  • Interviewed for vacant carpenter position.
  • Coordinated with BOSC and IT on Maximo project.

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