The task of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) is to select the best supplier via a competitive selection the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process. From supplier to project owner. For large companies, like in general utilities, this process usually involves a tender process and is also legally wise required. The threshold for when a tender is needed is set by the companies individually.
The application of tender rules is very important to come to an incontestable agreement with the finally chosen supplier.
However, this is all based on a basic strategic decision what kind of contracting structure shall be executed. A real full EPC contracting hasn’t been executed so far. Most projects perform multi-contracting at different levels from just main work packages to very high number of single packages.
This decision determines also the project management effort and the risk allocation.
Wind Minds provides the setup of such supply chain process, manages the supplier selection via tenders in conformity with the local requirements and negotiates with the suppliers interacting with the project interface manager of the project and the responsible package manager.
Wind Minds has in-depth knowledge of all relevant contracting structures such as FIDIC, Logic, BIMCO and other standard contracts.
Following the selection of the supplier(s) Wind Minds will manage the contract and keep track of the delivery and payment schedules and cooperates all the time, working closely with the responsible package manager and QA manager.