Book 1 in the Cracking the VfM Code™ duo, How to Identify & Deliver Genuine Value for Money in Collaborative Contracting, offers an unprecedented degree of insight into what it takes to produce a consistent record of value-for-money results in major public infrastructure projects.
This weighty, 350-page production is the result of two years’ background research and investigation by author, Jordan Kelly. It features numerous up-close-and-personal interviews with industry, thought and opinion leaders from around Australia, New Zealand and further afield, and captures in detail all aspects of the energetic and robust “VfM” debate.
- Why it’s essential to Australia’s and New Zealand’s future to stretch the public infrastructure dollar further, and the role of collaborative contracting in achieving best value-for-project spend.
- Why the private sector is such a hard sell for project alliancing.
- The critical culture differences between the Australian and New Zealand movements that give Kiwi practitioners the edge.
- How Australasia’s global leadership is it at risk of being overtaken by a surge of collaborative-style activity in the U.S. marketplace.
- Why the perspectives and priorities of VfM and Treasuries, agencies and Non-Owner Participants can differ markedly and how to align objectives.
- How to place an authoritative value on the less quantifiable elements of VfM.
- The essentials about the mushrooming selection of new collaborative contracting hybrids.
- How to produce competent, authoritative and meaningful business cases and VfM statements.
- Why project owners need to be more involved in developing, and more realistic about, Target Outturn Costs (TOCs).
- How to protect your Intellectual Property (IP) in the new price-competitive selection era.
- Why non-price competitive alliancing is enjoying a resurgence for complex, risky projects.
- How to demonstrate your understanding and competence in the delivery of VfM throughout the entire project.
- Dramatically improve the readability and authoritativeness of your VfM Reports.
- How companies are giving too much power away to facilitators and coaches.
- How to optimise VfM from coaches, facilitators and other professional service providers.
- What constitutes priority foci for effective governance and leadership into the future.