June 25, 2015
Cooperative Purchasing Saves Time, Adds Value

In recent years, cooperative purchasing has rapidly gained adoption as a go-to procurement method for state and local governments and educational institutions. One of the greatest benefits of cooperative purchasing is the tremendous time savings for procurement organizations.    

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June 18, 2015
JOC: More Control Than a Time & Materials Contract

Often, when exact tasks and quantities required to complete a project are unknown, facility and infrastructure owners turn to a Time & Materials contract to get work completed. But there is another option, Job Order Contracting (JOC)—a fast and flexible construction procurement process. Here are three ways in which owners retain more control by using JOC.   

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June 11, 2015
Just Trust Me: Building Trust in a Competitive Construction Market

For contractors and those of us working with contractors this issue of TRUST is very relevant, particularly in the current competitive market. There are also current contracts, like Job Order Contracting, that have a strong partnering component that thrive when founded in TRUST. When the TRUST fades, so does the contract!   

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June 4, 2015
Ensuring the Successful Execution of Federally-Funded Projects by Local Governments

Keeping spending near the project source deepens the benefit to the local community, but sometimes local governments, whether a small rural government or a large city, struggle to keep up with procurement throughput to maximize federal funding.   

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May 21, 2015
Facility Life Cycle Costs with RSMeans Part 2

Comparison Of Buildings To illustrate a comparison of buildings, the publicly available dataset was again used to develop 5 life cycle cost models that were created in a similar manner as previously described.   

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