The Australian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC), the peak body for government building and construction policy in Australia and New Zealand, has released new guidelines for procurement and contracting for road, bridge and non-residential building projects. “The guidelines specifically respond to a range of issues raised by industry. They outline a process for developing procurement strategies and establish a series of common tendering and contracting principles which have been agreed to by all Australian states and territories.”
Are you considering the appointment of a new Partner?
The following is a checklist of criteria for discussion with potential Partners. The objective is to ensure that (s)he is under no allusion about the breadth of issues and the importance of reaching an understanding about each Partner’s expectations and contributions, recognising these may change over time.
How current is your technology infrastructure? Are you benefiting from the potential of mobile connectivity?
Project teams including clients, consultants, contractors, authorities and suppliers are utilising mobile technologies for easier, timelier information exchange. Consultants to the built environment have moved from e-mail and PDF documentation exchange to hosting FTP function on their website, or using cloud-based document storage and exchange services such as www.dropbox.com.
Well actually, it is probably too late for the 2014/15 financial year plan ~ more likely your 2015 calendar year and next five year plan.