Hynds couple recognised

Leonie and John Hynds are among the 2017 Laureates being inducted into the prestigious Business Hall of Fame. This honour recognizes John and Léonie’s significant contribution to the economic and social development of the country through manufacturing, engineering and infrastructure. In addition to their contribution to business, John and Leonie have contributed significantly to the…

Clever Procurement- Caroline Boot and ‘Clever Buying’

In the past tender writing and procurement has often been a painful and expensive (and often pointless) exercise, but Caroline Boot’s ‘Clever Buying’ course is changing the procurement sector. CAROLINE BOOT, from tender specialist company Plan A, explains. MY FIRST DOZEN years in the business of writing tender responses revealed a large-scale problem: the traditional…

From strength to strength – Worthington Contracting

It’s now a case of  where to from here for a small family company that grew  rapidly in the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes. HUGH DE LACY reviews the options. When Russell Worthington started his contracting company in 1984 he gave it an impressive name – North Canterbury Excavation and Drainage – for an outfit whose…

Balancing risk and reward in the tender phase of design-construct contracts: How to have a successful experience with your design consultant.

  by Stuart Tucker, GM of civil infrastructure at Beca I’ve spent about 20 years working in design-construct contracts of one form or another, mostly in the tender and early delivery phases of large infrastructure projects. While I’ve seen plenty of changes to how professional services are procured and delivered for this work, two aspects…