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Tom Connolly

February 2003

A paper based on a talk given to a meeting of the Society of Construction
Law in Sheffield on 24th September 2002.

The author explains that the adversarial nature of the construction
industry causes inefficiency and clients who have tried 'partnering'
have themselves experienced problems; as a result many organisations have
been developing bespoke procurement strategies. He argues that whatever
strategy is adopted its success will depend upon achieving the eight fundamentals
which he sets out.

Introduction - Communication - ight size supplier and contractor
base - Financial benchmarking - Clarity - Choice and
control of final product - Measure success - Team risk management
- Incentivise throughout project delivery - Summary.

The author: Tom Connolly is a chartered civil engineer and procurement
consultant with Edwards Geldard solicitors' construction team based
at their Derby office. He has 16 years experience in the construction
industry working for both contractors and clients; he qualifies as a solicitor
in August 2003.

Text and figure 7 pages.

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