Program Objectives:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of developing a solid Scope of Work and the implications of failing to do so.
  • Decide when to negotiate, as opposed to tendering.
  • Plan and conduct several contract-related negotiations.
  • Use communication and planning skills that will allow reaching a win-win outcome.
  • Successfully negotiate Contractual Claims and Change Orders.

This Program is designed for:

Those involved in contract and/or business related negotiations. The program will also benefit those involved in negotiating the procurement of manpower and the purchasing of material supplies. This program is worth 25 NASBA CPEs.

Program Outline:

Developing the Scope of Work

  • Must and Want Criteria
  • Assigning Weights
  • Avoiding Pitfalls through Internal and External Research
  • Evaluating Your Market

When to Negotiate and When to Tender

  • Know Your Company Policy and Practices
  • Evaluate the Situation
  • Justify Negotiation and/or Single Sourcing

The Secrets to Effective Negotiation:

  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Making and Accepting Concessions (Conditional)

Principled Negotiation (The Harvard Model)

  • Separate People from Problem
  • Focus on Interests, not Positions
  • Invent Options
  • Use Objective Criteria

Planning: The Key to Win-Win Negotiation

  • The Planning Form
  • Different Pricing Strategies
  • Bases of Power
  • Negotiating Terms and Conditions
  • Negotiating Prices

Negotiating Claims and Change Orders

  • Contingency Funds in the Contract Price
  • Evaluating Validity of a Claim
  • Determining Necessity of a Change Order
  • Authorizing Extra Funds
  • Time Extension
  • Change Rates
  • Standby Rates

Knowledge

The adage that “knowledge” is power holds very true in this industry. In order to maximize results we are constantly updating and upgrading ourselves. This commitment to ongoing skills development is one of the reasons we are success, the belief that there is a “better way to do things” is what motivates us each and every day. By aligning with us you are going to benefit from our years of expertise in real world scenarios. Classroom learning is great but there is no substitute to real world experience which is what we are bringing to the table.

Quality

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said “price is what you pay but quality is what you get” and that expression is very true. With use we understand that your time is very valuable and you only want the best and most current industry related knowledge which is what we bring to the table.  Instead of giving you massive amounts of inaccurate or outdated information you get precisely what you want, the most current knowledge so you can make truly informed decisions that will directly impact productivity and your bottom line. When results are what you are looking for then the choice is clear, we are your partners in success.

Innovation

Technology has revolutionized the way knowledge is disseminated in throughout the world, what use to take months or even years to reach the masses can be done in a few hours ! In order to remain relevant and viable we need to embrace innovations. The challenge with innovation is knowing when to implement it and what type of return you can expect from it. Instead of risking your time and resources we have the answers for you, Since we are at the vanguard of the industry whenever there is a fruitful innovation we will be there providing you with the information needed to make the right decision.

Respect

We understand you may have unique need so we provide a tailored made (bespoke for our U.K. friends) approach that will address your questions in the most conducive manner possible.  Respect to us means putting your interests, your needs at the forefront of our mind. You will see how genuine we are and that you not just “some customer” you are our partner in success just as much as we are your partner in success. We firmly believe in the “golden rule”, treat others with graciousness, courtesy and respect.  Come experience the difference that quality and respect makes and you will truly be amazed.

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