Areas of Practice
(Please click an Area of Practice to view its description)
CONTRACT SCOPE MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATION
As they often say in business, "you don't get what you deserve; you get what you negotiate." BMS has the experience and acumen to be your secret weapon in any contract negotiation, protecting your organization against the profit and schedule drain of ambiguous scope and unfavorable agreements. We are also proficient at the additional negotiations required during the project as change orders arise. These crucial negotiations are often overlooked and can be the key to completing your projects on time and on budget.
BMS is highly skilled in all aspects of cost management, including planning, estimating, budgeting, financing, funding, managing, and controlling costs so that your project can be completed within the approved budget. Our cost management processes cover the full life cycle of a project, from the initial planning phase through measuring the actual cost performance and project completion.
The BMS Core 4 Principles approach is integral to our integration management process and will be instrumental to your program’s success. It helps to coordinate all aspects of each project and ensure that all processes in a project run smoothly.
Milestones mark specific points along a project timeline. These points may signal anchors such as a project start and end date, a need for external review or input and budget checks, among others. They focus on major progress points that must be reached to achieve success. BMS is practiced at appropriate milestone setting and management, which can be a key to stakeholder delight and project success.
BMS will execute formal presentations to the potential customer base once our corporation has been short listed to the top two options. We have particular skill in multi-level presentations that include top brass / executive level customer base through end users and front line users. We are also adept at integrating consultants into our presentation formats.
A key component to your project's success is ironclad scope definition and contract comprehension. Pre-bid meetings can be an essential tool to accomplish these goals. If you are competing for business, BMS will provide exacting analysis to ensure your bid submissions are on point. If you are soliciting resources, BMS will help you conduct effective pre-bid meetings for projects you are sourcing.
When your plan to maintain a desired level of excellence in your projects’ output includes determination of a quality policy, creating and implementing quality planning and assurance, and quality control and quality improvement, BMS is prepared to take the lead. We will oversee all activities and tasks needed to manage the quality of your program or project.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RESPONSE AND PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT
Your response to a request for proposal (RFP) is often your introduction to your potential customer, and could mean the difference between being considered for a contract and being eliminated. BMS can work with your team to craft responses and proposals that accurately reflect the requirements of the RFP, respecting the criteria for how proposals will be graded, and protect your interests as well.
RISK PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Identifying risks, developing mitigation plans, and executing on those plans. Tracking progress. Communicating internally and externally. Securing the proper resources to mitigate the risks. Ensuring all internal and external stakeholders understand the potential impacts of the risks and their remediation. All of these tasks are hallmarks of the solid risk management solutions BMS is known for. Our varied experience with multimillion dollar, multi-location programs and projects, as well as our expertise with multi-level stakeholder involvement, make us second to none in this area that is so critical to your success.
SCHEDULE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
These nuts and bolts of program and project management are the heart of day-to-day operations. Ensuring all resources aware of their tasks and due dates. Ensuring milestones met. Continuously updating assigned resources on coming due dates and gaining status updates from those resources. Ensuring any linkages between tasks and resources properly communicated when any changes are made impacting them. BMS is well versed in these functions as well as managing tasks that are the customer’s, consultant’s, or integrator’s responsibility.
Stakeholder management is one of the most critical components to the successful delivery of any project, program or activity, and is a BMS specialty. We are uniquely endowed with the skills to identify stakeholder priorities and pain points, and have the diplomacy to manage them effectively.
Subcontract management promotes consistency in managing subcontracts across functions, mitigates risk to the organization and contract, and can increase profitably. BMS will help define expectations across procurement and program management personnel as a critical component of your subcontract management.