The session will help procurement and supply management professionals become familiar with terms, concepts and applications employed in the construction industry to build comfort in addressing and managing major high dollar and critical acquisitions for the organization. Construction, like Supply Management, has its own language and vocabulary. It’s hard to buy, manage or approve change orders in a contract if you do not understand what the contract is covering. Usually, we manage a large project by work packages which breaks the large project down into sequenced and costed activities. This session seeks to explain some of the major concepts, terminology and shows you how you can be more effective in purchasing a project which could dwarf a traditional inventory, equipment, services, raw materials and MRO expenditures combined on an annual spend. Many managers often bypass purchasing to manage a construction project; for a new plant, new office building, remodeling or mitigation effort from initial planning, pre-solicitation, acquisition and contract management assuming you are not technically degreed. (You need to be a sign off before the proposed project goes to the board for budget monies.) So, they give the project to the Architect and Engineering firm, or the General Contractor or the Prime Contractor to manage—none of whom are part of your company! It is estimated a construction project not managed by a Procurement or Supply Management Professional could encounter overruns as much as 7 to 11%. On a $50M project that could be as high as an additional $4-$5M in additional money. This session will provide you the skills and ability to do what you are the expert in: sourcing, qualification of contractors, developing the RFP, negotiation of the cost/price, delivery elements, review of the construction contract and managing the construction to a successful completion.
Member Price: $1,199.00
May 2-3, 2023
What You Will Learn:
- The basics of successful construction acquisitions
- Set the solicitation up by contractor work packages-easier to manage and control cost and do a side-by-side comparison
- Understanding the varied types of construction
- Issues being faced in construction today and its impact on your firm; pricing, exaggerated lead times, inflation, shortage of skilled workers
- Creating the construction plan
- Procurement and Supply Management bottom-line contribution
- Hiring an OA or CM to manage the contract and mentor the team (these are on your side of the table)
- Advanced area of purchasing and contract skills
- Types of contracts employed in construction
- Bonds and insurance requirements
- Reason for a contractor’s financial review
- Review a construction contract
- Case examples and articles
Virtual Class Schedule:
Day 1 - 10:00 am ET - 1:30 pm ET / 7:00 am PT - 10:30 am PT (3.5 hours), Break for Lunch
Day 1 - 2:30 pm ET - 6:00 pm ET / 11:30 am PT - 3:00 pm PT (3.5 hours)
Day 2 - 10:00 am ET - 1:30 pm ET / 7:00 am PT - 10:30 am PT (3.5 hours), Break for Lunch
Day 2 - 2:30 pm ET - 6:00 pm ET / 11:30 am PT - 3:00 pm PT (3.5 hours)
Who Should Attend:
All procurement and supply management professionals such as purchasing, senior buyers, contract management purchasing managers, purchasing directors, contract administrators, project managers, and anyone involved in planning or budgeting for a construction project in the future.
Terms And Conditions
Virtual Learning Transferals: Registrations are transferable without any charge to another ISM Virtual Learning Course occurring within 12 months of the original purchase. Transferring registrations to another party are subject to price variance or change based on membership status and an additional $50 fee will be incurred.
Cancellations Virtual Learning: Cancellations more than 5 weeks before the date of the course will incur an administrative charge of 50 percent. Cancellation within 5 weeks of the date of the event will be charged the full fee. You must notify ISM in writing of a cancellation.
Tax Deduction: The Internal Revenue Service may permit an income tax deduction to U.S. residents for expenses (including registration fees, travel costs, meals and lodging) incurred in pursuit of continuing professional education. Consult your tax adviser for details.