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Procuring Successful Mega-Projects

 

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New book shares procurement and legal best practices for managing large contracts on major programmes and project

15 August 2015 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has announced the publication of a new book by Louise Hart titled Procuring Successful Mega-Projects: How to Establish Major Government Contracts Without Ending up in Court. Among other things, this book provides advice on how to develop and negotiate a contract that doesn’t contain undeliverable obligations or perverse incentives but does contain the necessary provisions for successful project management. It describes how to structure and follow a procurement process that is fair to bidders and delivers great outcomes.

150815-pmwj38-procuring-BOOKAccording to Gower: Mega-projects descending into chaos and litigation embarrass governments all over the world, as the public sector presides over fiascos that waste billions and destroy reputations. Inquiry after Inquiry finds the damaging and costly failures of major government projects can be traced back to the contract establishment process.

Procuring Successful Mega-Projects, a mentor’s guide for project directors, provides frank, fearless, practical advice on how to set up a major government contract that won’t end up in court. The book provides useful advice for everyone with a stake in the success of a mega-project: public sector executives; Ministers; private sector tenderers; infrastructure lenders; legal, financial and technical professional service providers; and procurement and project management professionals.

Louise Hart has been involved with mega-projects in Sydney and London for around 30 years. She has led major procurements for the public sector, including as Project Director for the establishment of the $3.6 billion public private partnership for the double deck Waratah passenger trains now serving Sydney’s network. Her past roles, which span the public and private sectors, include: solicitor in international law firms in Sydney and London; adviser to the Latvian Ministry of Economic Reform; Privatisation Legal Adviser for the flotation of Railtrack, then the owner of Britain’s rail network; and transaction manager for two major restructurings of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project. Louise is now is an independent consultant and speaker specialising in major projects and procurement.

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Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide. Gower’s project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

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