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Meirc’s blogs are meant to be fat-free write-ups on topics which are of interest to our clients and web-site visitors. These blogs are useful when you wish to get an update on a field you follow or when you are looking for a bite-sized article that you would like to refer to or learn from. The blogs are reviewed and updated based on your feedback so please go through the blogs below and click on the one you wish to access and then let us know what you think. We would love to get your feedback. As always, we can be reached on meirc@meirc.com

Dealing with an Unreasonable Contractor (Sole Source)

  May 21 2014

Your Scope of Work - SoW- ( or part of it) includes a service / product that is available from just the ‘one source'. Efforts to negotiate better terms (including more reasonable price) with the provider fail. Here are some suggestions as to how to deal with the situation: A) Short to medium term choices: ‘Reluctantly and temporarily‘ go with the deal, possibly until you figure out a long...;

Scope of Work (SoW) Value-Adding Questions - 1

  May 01 2014

Ten Value-Adding Questions to ask before finalizing your Scope of Work: 1) Although ‘ in the budget' do we REALLY need it ? 2) Are all the included criteria / features needed ? 3) Can we ‘reduce' the required Sow (less numbers, less weight, less features etc... ) ? 4) Are there ( more economical) ‘ alternatives' that can ( almost ) serve the same purpose ? 5) Did we include too many ‘proprietary...;

Scope of Work (SoW) : Value-Adding Questions - 3

  May 01 2014

Yet 10 more Value-Adding Questions to ask before finalizing your Scope of Work . These questions relate to what amounts to a ‘Reality-check' and cover the evaluation of available External resources: 1) Are there enough suppliers/ contractors who can do the job in our traditional market? 2) Did we approach them requesting that they ‘show interest ‘ in bidding for the intended SOW? 3) Do ...;

Scope of Work (SoW): Value-Adding Questions - 2

  May 01 2014

Yet another 10 Value-Adding Questions to ask before finalizing your Scope of Work . These questions relate to what amounts to a ‘Reality-check' and cover the evaluation of our available Internal resources: 1) Is the intended Scope compatible with the Master Plan / Corporate Objectives? 2) Do we have the financial resources for the intended SoW (Budget)? 3) Is the intended SoW compatible...;