Expert in Procurement and Contract Management Consulting for Railway and Aviation Physical Development
Expert ID: 728934 United Kingdom
Expert has considerable pre-contract expertise including the provision of support to contracting authorities, end recipients and international finanicial institutions in the preparation / assessment of feasibility studies, cost benefit analyses and funding applications, project budget estimation, value engineering analyses, reporting on options and strategies for contract form and tender procedures, development of tender pre-qualification procedures and selection criteria, advice on contract guarantee requirements, preparation and review of tender documents, including drafting instructions to tenderers and particular conditions of contract, co-ordination of technical specifications, bid evaluation, contract negotiation and reporting on recommendations for contract award.
Substantial project and contract management experience including formation and implementation of contract administration procedures, progress reporting, drafting of contractual correspondence, verification of payment applications, development and management of strategies to avoid/minimise cost and time over-runs, drafting, negotiation and settlement of contract amendments/variations, defence of additional cost and extension of time claims and preparation of interim cost reports and final accounts.
Experienced in the project funding conditions and procurement procedures of the European Commission (PRAG), EBRD and EIB. Extensive knowledge of FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Book Forms of Contract.
Responsible for training and supervision of local personnel in project and contract management best practices in several countries.
|Year: 1972||Degree: BSc||Subject: Contract Procurement and Management||Institution: Glasgow College of Building|
|Years: 2010 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Contracts||Department:||Responsibilities: Provision of advice and assistance to the Contracting Authority for the Jerusalem Light Rail Transit Network in development and implementation of procurement strategies for design and construction of the new lines.|
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Employer: Soges SpA||Title: Procurement Expert||Department:||Responsibilities: Ex ante assignment assisting the European Commission assessing a funding application, feasibility studies, cost estimates and draft tender documents based on FIDIC Red Book for construction of a new high speed railway line between Gebze and Kozekoy in Western Turkey.|
|Years: 2009 to 2009||Employer: The Louis Berger Group, Inc||Title: Contract Specialist||Department:||Responsibilities: Pre-contract assignment assisting the Employer and its other Consultants in finalisation of the tender documents based on FIDIC Yellow Book, tendering procedures, pre-bid conferences and evaluation of tenders for construction of a new passenger terminal complex for the SSR International Airport, Mauritius.|
|Years: 2008 to 2009||Employer: IBF International Consulting||Title: Procurement Expert||Department:||Responsibilities: Ex ante assignment assisting the European Commission assessing a funding application, feasibility studies cost estimates and draft tender documents based on FIDIC Red Book for construction of a new high speed railway line between Istanbul and the Bulgarian border.|
|Years: 2002 to 2008||Employer: Vector Management||Title: Project Supervisor/Team Leader/Contract Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Provision of project management, procurement and contract management consultancy support to the Air Traffic Services Authority of Bulgaria during the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of air traffic control systems (hardware and software) for the new Common National Air Traffic Control Centre, Sofia, ensuring compliance with EIB and Bulgarian Government procurement rules and legislation respectively.|
|Years: 2001 to 2002||Employer: The Louis Berger Group, Inc||Title: Deputy Project Manager / Contract Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Dupnitsa - Kulata Pan European Railway Mainline Upgrading and Electrification Project (131 km), financed by PHARE and executed under FIDIC Red Book conditions of contract. Responsible for provision of advice to the Bulgarian Railway Authority on all contractual matters, defence of contractual claims, verification of payment applications, final account settlement and supervision of professional and support staff.|
|Years: 1999 to 2000||Employer: Siemens Transportation Systems||Title: Consortium Contract Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Bursa Light Rail Transit System - 21 km of at-grade and sub-surface double-track mainline, 22 passenger stations, 48 bi-directional LRT vehicles and an operations, control and maintenance centre with stabling depot. Responsible for all contractual matters within the Consortium and between the Consortium and the Municipality of Bursa during design, civil works construction, supply and installation of electro-mechanical sub-systems, commissioning, training and supervision of initial operation.|
|Years: 1997 to 1999||Employer: Cegelec S.A. (now Alstom)||Title: Consortium Contract Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Istanbul Underground Metro Phase 1 (Taksim - 4 Levent), 8 km of double-track mainline and 6 passenger stations. Responsible for all contractual matters within the Consortium and between the Consortium and the Municipality of Istanbul during completion of civil works and supply and installation of all electro-mechanical sub-systems|
|Years: 1990 to 1994||Agency: Orkney Islands Council, United Kingdom||Role: Contracts Manager||Description: Design and implementation of computer-assisted contract management procedures and systems including establishment, staff-training and monitoring of a PC-networked help desk facility linking key personnel with client departments and contractors.|
|Years: 1977 to 1980||Agency: National Development Agency, Jamaica||Role: Initially Chief QS, latterly General Manager||Description: Responsible to the Board of Directors for all economic, financial and contractual aspects of this Government Agency’s development projects portfolio including feasibility evaluation, budget preparation, local and overseas funding acquisition, procurement, management of in-house staff and external consultants and project cost/cash flow control.|
|Years: 1975 to 1977||Agency: Ministry of Construction, Jamaica||Role: Project Quantity Surveyor||Description: Contract writing and post contract cost control services for a rural development programme constructing highway re-alignments, new bridges and utility relocations.|
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|Years: 2010 to Present||Country / Region: Israel||Summary: Contract Management, Light Rail Transit Project|
|Years: 2008 to 2010||Country / Region: Turkey||Summary: Procurement consultant for the European Commission, Turkish Rail projects.|
|Years: 2000 to 2008||Country / Region: Bulgaria||Summary: Various Project and Contract Management assignments for Government Clients (rail and aviation sectors)|
|Years: 1975 to 1990||Country / Region: Jamaica||Summary: Various Project and Contract Management assignments for Government Clients for civil engineering and building development projects.|