You are describing the model which IACCM uses in the Expert levels of its certification programs. In order to best serve the diversity inherent with the thousands of learners who embrace IACCM's programs each year, the IACCM case study/scenario needs to be general and broad enough to resonate with a broader group.
However, in your instance, you might want to consider a case study that is more specific and aligned to your internal parameters. If you want to ensure that your colleagues are looking at commercial contracting in a global and broader perspective, there are probably a few IACCM case studies which might be of interest to you.
If you want to discuss the IACCM case study/scenario in greater detail, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
I'm in the oil & gas industry. We have been reviewing different Authoring solutions and I haven't observed yet any cutting edge solution. Majority of them are in a process to improve or achieve a desire state as part of the development plans....
That being said, it is not clear to me what are the particularities you are looking for O&G. Majority of the tools have some level of flexibility to adjust to any industry.
Mohammad - the recent IACCM report on Automation has some great content and could be very relevant to you. I strongly suggest that you review it. It is in the IACCM Library. If you have trouble finding it, please let me know.
IACCM VP - Asia, Middle East and Africa
• Kuwait Oil Company
Thanks Jim for your response. It'll be useful if you can please send me the link to relevant document (although I have reviewed some documents but not sure if the one referred by you is one of them).
Look forward to meet you on 28 November 2017.
Mohammad - The specific title is, "Automation - Transforming Contracts and Commercial Management" and it is an IACCM Research Report. The link is: s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/iaccmportal/files/9700_automation---transforming-contracts-and-commercial-management---final.pdf.
• ABiz Corporation
Hi Mohammad, we have studied quite a few systems recently as part of our services to clients. The only software product that I have come across specifically focused on the oil and gas industry is Aveva ProCon. This is by no way an endorsement for this product. In fact, we have not had the opportunity to do an in depth assessment of the tool, but we have reviewed it at a very high level. As you go through your identification of different tools
• ABiz Corporation
To finish my post...
As you go through your identification of different tools, you might want to at least see if this one might have what you are looking for. There are many general purpose products that would work well even though not specific to the oil and gas industry. It just depends on what features and criteria are important to your organization. That's the starting point. Let me know if you need any specific help.
• Kuwait Oil Company
Thanks Jim and Nancy for your responses. Let me review the suggested solutions and I'll come back to you if I need any additional information.
Thanks again for your responses.
Symfact (for whom I am employed with) offers a full-featured Contract Lifecycle Management system that offers some great tools for contract drafting and compliance management. The underlying technology of Symfact provides a tool that is easy to use, reliable, scalable, multi-lingual and highly adaptable. We have a wide range of customers, including Oil & Gas, for which we have configured the system to match their specific business and process needs.
I would be more than happy to provide you with more details of our offering or you can visit our website (www.symfact.com) for some additional information.
In our organization, we have 'four eyes' principle which means that all external documents having financial or legal implications will be signed by two executives from different departments. Regarding our contracts, they are signed by Sales Manager / Sales Director and Commercial Manager / Commercial Director.
The co-signatory shares responsibility for the document.
We have of course Approval Matrix which specifies the authority to sign documents based on its value / significance. For eg. Managers allowed to sign contracts upto USD 10 Million etc.
IACCM conducted a Ask The Expert webinar on this topic, featuring James Mullock of Bird and Bird. His session was highly rated. The recording and James's presentation are in the IACCM Library. Plus, there are a few other resources in the IACCM Library which are relevant. If you have trouble finding these resources, please let me know.
You can also have a look at the Article 29 Working Party webpage - there is a page setting out draft contract provisions that are in line with the GDPR as it is currently being interpreted. You may not want to use the clauses themselves but can use them as a measure for your own inclusions.
• San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
We quickly identified the "usual offenders" who turned tracked changes off, made changes, then turned it back on, but we believe that most were accidental oversights. To prevent these, we just about always use locked tracked changes both internally and externally.
You'll have some resistance first, but eventually all of the stakeholders get used to it.
• Infrastructure Ontario
I prefer to run my own comparison rather than rely on a counterparty's. This avoids the question of whether an oversight was intentional or not.
The answer depends on the exact wordings of the variation order. Does it explicitly provides that principal can take over that portion of work not done / delayed by contractor, at the cost and risk of contractor? It also depends upon the nature of work. Generally contracts provide for such an eventuality by giving notice (30 days or so) to contractor.