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THE IACCM PUBLIC SECTOR NETWORK

The purpose of the public sector network is to provide its members with insights to new trends and emerging practices in the fields of contract, commercial and relationship management. While these will be in the context of the public sector, they will draw from knowledge and ideas that are current and relevant in the private sector. A key goal is to improve the performance of public sector contracts and relationships.

The objectives will be met by sharing ideas, discussing challenges, exploring new directions and, where appropriate, initiating research or inviting experts to present on key topics related to contract, commercial and relationship management.

Meetings will be virtual (by phone or webinar) unless in specific cases there is an agreed wish to have physical meetings or workshops to develop specific initiatives.

 

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Network Updates

IACCM 2019 Benchmark Report

More than 750 organizations participated in IACCM's latest study, which covers all the critical areas of organizational design and performance. Reporting lines, performance measures, role and responsibilities, headcount, sources of learning - these and more are covered with extensive data, analysis, and IACCM observations and commentary. When reviewing the findings, please remember that in many cases they may reflect an average. Where necessary, you may wish to contact us to obtain more precise data applicable to your industry or size of organization. Equally, you may wish to contact us about undertaking a process capability assessment and workshop to assist your improvement journey.

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The Ever-Changing World of Global Trade Management - A Supply Chain Brain Podcast

This podcast discusses the ever-changing world of global trade management. They explore the issues companies are currently facing, how importers and exporters can keep pace with the changing landscape, and what the future of global trade technology will look like. Tune in to the podcast below to learn more!

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Amendment vs. Change Order

My organization (public organization)has a new Procurement Leadership that is requesting that we (Buyers) issue contract amendments for change orders the Engineers (Project Managers) send in for additional work (increase in scope). I see this as change orders for the project and not amendments to the contract. We also have language in the contracts and the change orders follow this process, using the change order document provided in the contracts. I cannot seem to understand why we are doing an amendment for a change order. In my opinion, the scope is increasing but the work (project) is still the same, so there is no need for a contract amendment. Please can anyone provide an insight? Is it required that contract amendment be issued for, and in addition to change orders when there is an increase in scope?

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Government vs Private Contracting - Training

I am a commercial pilot with a Bachelors Degree in Aviation that decided not to fly, but rather work on the business/office side of aviation. Therefore, I tend to think like a pilot. In flying, when something changes, such as an avionics suite, you attend a "differences" training course. I bring this up because I am having a difficult time finding training that would meet my needs. I currently negotiate the sale of multi-million dollar executive jets and spend a majority of my time in the private sector. That said, a few times per year I am faced with responding to a government related RFP (be it in the USA or other nation). I am very comfortable dealing with corporations, high net worth individuals, etc, however I recognize that I lack experience when it comes to government contracting. Can anyone recommend a course, online or otherwise, that could help me further understand government related contracting? I've found courses/classes on Google, however it is hard to tell what would be valuable and what would be a waste of time & money. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you, Jon

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SME Policy

Hello Folks. I am currently developing a SME / SME Friendly Policy and would be interested to hear from anyone else who has developed such a policy or is thinking of doing so. We are a large UK company (>4,000 employees and turnover of around GBP1.0bn) and already trade with a number of SMEs but are looking to formalise our approach in policy. Best wishes Stephen

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Integrated Logistics Solutions Excellence

I am looking to develop a presentation and assessment on Integrated Logistics and wondered if there was an Excellence Model encapsulating what good Integrated Logistics Solutions look like. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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USA Public procurement transparency

Could someone clarify what kind of details must be available in the USA on websites of federal government or agancies? What legislation can be screened for it apart from Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA). It it fine that federal government lists on the website data such as pricing of a particular vendor?

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Recommendations

I am the Contract Administrator for a municipality in Illinois (US) and we are currently evaluating various systems. Our goals include using GIS to tie documents to pinpoints on a map; setting alarms for alerting of key terms in contracts; managing the contracting process at arms length; minimalizing man power in the procurement process; providing transparency to the public; and ensuring protection of all documents. Does any one want to share research, provide suggestions, or discuss flaws in particular systems?

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Supplier Contract segmentation

Is anybody aware of any dynamic tools for contract segmentation ? What I am trying to achieve is to segment my contracts by the normal risk, complexity, value etc but I then want to overlay service/business unit specific criteria e.g. opportunity to service/business area in things like innovation, whether the relationship is growing in the future, standing still or declining etc I want to do this dynamically in order for the service/business area to understand the dynamic nature of contract management, the resources demands and potential skills gaps they may have. Any help greatly appreciated.

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