Case Study 1 – ‘The Proof is in the Pudding’
Chris’s work with New Plymouth District Council early in 2016 has clearly shown that real savings are possible without compromising levels of service.
Using a type of contract developed by LGNZ EquiP, $1.2M was saved for the people of New Plymouth over 3 years in the design and project management of their new infrastructure work. This was achieved in the contract where:
- Council staff and the consultant work together to improve value for money
- A Management Board of Council & the consultant’s senior management drive this and the contract’s success
- KPIs measure value for money improvements and whether the contract’s delivering what its meant to
- Success is rewarded through a pain/gain mechanism
- The cost of risks is identified at tender time and mitigated
- Council staff owned this new form of contract
What The Client Said
“Regarding Chris’ input into the process, I can’t really sing his praises loud enough. He facilitated our initial workshops really well and guided us through a number of issues that progressively honed in on what we wanted to achieve with our new PS Contract and then identified the possible solutions that could deliver these outcomes.
What I really liked about Chris’ approach is that he doesn’t come in with a pre-conceived idea on what the solution is. Instead he facilitates good thought provoking discussion that allows you to come to the answer yourself.
With regard to the actual contract itself, this has got off to a good start. The rates we received from the tender process offered a significant saving compared to our previous PS contract. Whilst it is still early days, it looks like the contract is going to produce further savings through a gain share. We are also realising other non-financial benefits.
Overall, I’m really pleased with the Contract Chris has delivered for us.”
… David Langford, Infrastructure Manager, New Plymouth District Council