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Expert in Procurement and Contract Management Consulting for Railway and Aviation Physical Development


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United Kingdom
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Senior Procurement and Contract Management Specialist with over 30 years of professional experience gained in several countries during all stages of development of different transportation and other infrastructure projects including, during the past fifteen years, five major rail projects (high speed, commuter rail, metro and LRT) and three large aviation projects in the Balkans, Turkey, Central Asia and presently the Middle East.

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.

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contract administration

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European sourcing

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international sourcing

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procurement regulation


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   BSc   Contract Procurement and Management   Glasgow College of Building  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Contracts

 

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.

2009 to 2010

 

Soges SpA

 

Procurement Expert

 

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.

2009 to 2009

 

The Louis Berger Group, Inc

 

Contract Specialist

 

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.

2008 to 2009

 

IBF International Consulting

 

Procurement Expert

 

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.

2002 to 2008

 

Vector Management

 

Project Supervisor/Team Leader/Contract Manager

 

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.

2001 to 2002

 

The Louis Berger Group, Inc

 

Deputy Project Manager / Contract Manager

 

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.

1999 to 2000

 

Siemens Transportation Systems

 

Consortium Contract Manager

 

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.

1997 to 1999

 

Cegelec S.A. (now Alstom)

 

Consortium Contract Manager

 

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


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1990 to 1994   Orkney Islands Council, United Kingdom   Contracts Manager   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.
1977 to 1980   National Development Agency, Jamaica   Initially Chief QS, latterly General Manager   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.
1975 to 1977   Ministry of Construction, Jamaica   Project Quantity Surveyor   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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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2010 to   Israel   Contract Management, Light Rail Transit Project
2008 to 2010   Turkey   Procurement consultant for the European Commission, Turkish Rail projects.
2000 to 2008   Bulgaria   Various Project and Contract Management assignments for Government Clients (rail and aviation sectors)
1975 to 1990   Jamaica   Various Project and Contract Management assignments for Government Clients for civil engineering and building development projects.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Mother language
Bulgarian   Moderate proficiency
Turkish   Basic proficiency
French   Basic proficiency

 

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