Michael Kwok and Rob Lorden gave a presentation at the Auckland Transport Infrastructure Forum, held at the end of November. The forum’s focus was on ways Auckland Council, Auckland Transport management, contractors, public transport service providers, consultants, construction companies, Auckland businesses and academics can work towards the planning, implementation, management and achievement of the best possible transport outcomes for Auckland.

Their presentation, on Intelligent Procurement, analysed the latest innovative and imaginative procurement models and assessed which worked best for different types of work. It also explored the ways in which the client can think creatively in terms of procurement based on obtaining successful outcomes, while avoiding legal ramifications. They drew particularly on their experiences of Early Contractor Involvement contracts and looked at how Intelligent Procurement can be used to improve procurement processes for professional services and physical works contracts.