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January 22, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    Construction Strategic Sourcing: develop capability with unified purchasing group
  • With Purchasing, conducted job order contracting pre-bid meeting.
  • Coordinated with Kansas Dept. of Administration on advertising next round of on-call contracts for architectural and landscape architecture services.
  • Financial Management Best Practices: design processes to enhace KU's buying power
  • Evaluated applications for vacant accountant position, shortlisted and scheduled interviews.
  • Responded to inquiry regarding tax exemption criteria.
  • Requested additional proposal from auditing consultant for detailed condition assessments to facilitate prioritization of building system maintenance and replacement needs.
  • With assistance from Purchasing, negotiated lower price from an on-contract vendor based on matching an off-contract competitor's lower list price.
  • Coordinated with Travelers Insurance, KU Risk Management, and Facilities Services to schedule risk control visit week of January 21.
  • Construction Management Best Practices: develop Unit and integrate with KU Master Plan
  • DCM director met with directors/representatives of Facilities Services, Dept. of Student Housing, Kansas Memorial Unions, and KU Center for Research regarding criteria to distinguish between construction and maintenance responsibilities. Drafted guidelines.
  • Conducted monthly KU Construction staff meeting.
  • Continued development of key performance indicators report.
  • Formal kickoff of campus master planning project.
  • Interviewed candidates for vacant administrative associate position.
  • Released online map of active construction projects to be updated weekly for administrative and public informational purposes.
  • Ordered additional safety equipment for construction crews.
  • Provided roof warranty records to Facilities Services.
  • Coordinated with Business Operations Shared Service Center regarding asset management of construction materials inventory in Maximo.


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