Contracting Excellence Journal

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Tim Cummins, President of IACCM; Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

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Topics: strongertogether, IACCM, conference, creatingvalue

If you confide in Victor Perton that you are discouraged and pessimistic, he’s likely to smile, pull out a mirror, let you see your reflection, and hand you a marker.  What’s he up to?  It’s your first lesson in optimism!

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Topics: contracting excellence, contract management, communication, IACCM

Caroline Anstey, Senior Adviser, InterAmerican Development Bank; Senior Fellow, Results for Development Institute

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

Many buyers use Performance Based Contracts (PBCs) to contract for outcomes, because they are attracted by the simplicity of using PBCs. But this could be a costly mistake if you do not first carefully plan, set up and execute the  requirements of your PBC.1/2  

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

Uncertainty of the US global trade policies is not new these days.  Add to that the trade wars escalating and tariffs on imports increasing – all of it making some organizations nervous and ready to relocate.  Find out why our author Rosemary Coates tells us to buckle our seatbelts and get prepared.  Our takeoff and rise into a turbulent sky will get bumpier for contract management before calm settles in.  

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

In April 2017, the Association of Consulting Architects prepared an Industry Discussion Paper on Procuring Architectural Services.1 This paper sends a clear warning that all buildings should be designed to fit their intended purpose.  “They should be efficient to build, maintain and operate, and should have a positive impact on the communities they serve”.  

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Topics: procurement, contracting excellence, contract management, communication, IACCM

Dr. Stefania Passera, Contract Design and Visualization Consultant, Passera Design / IACCM

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

Sky rocketing risks caused by escalating numbers of smart and dumb things connected to the internet can break you in four ways:

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

This article, reprinted by permission from the publisher, Wolters Kluwer Arbitration blog, was originally published online by KAB January 27, 2019.  

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

We tend to see the legal profession as resisting change when it comes to technology. Yet, many law firms tend to prove us wrong and we have the research to prove they are on the right path. This article compares the legal thinking of ‘Technology Leading’ organizations with both ‘Transitioning’ and ‘Trailing’ organizations respectively.  And where you stand depends on where your tech head resides…

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Topics: contracting excellence, communication, IACCM

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