Author: Joseph Kashiwagi

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Date of Work: 2006 - 2013 Background: Ray Jensen, the Associate Vice President for University Business Services at Arizona State University, was introduced to the PIPS process in 1996. At the time Ray Jensen and ASU decided that their process would not benefit from the...

Date of Work: 1997 - 2012 Background: PBSRG has worked with the following United States federal government organizations: U.S. Coast Guard (2003-2005.)U.S. Corps of Engineers (2007-2009.)U.S. Air Force (2007-2009.)Federal Aviation Administration (1997-1999, 2003-2005.)U.S. Army Medical Command (2004-2012.)General Services Administration (2009-2011.)  Federal government agencies objective is to...

Date of Work: 1999-2011 Importance of Projects: First test of PIPS on a large general contractor job.They were the largest projects ever tested using PIPS. The projects were complex, and required the need for many performing subcontractors. Deviations from 2015 Best Value Approach Client chose to...

Date of Work: 2008 - 2010 Battleship Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, New Mexico USAF Project; Procurement Agency: Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District Lessons Learned Conclusions of Albuquerque COE District Legal counsel Richard Toten: “He and the team saw the implementation of [best value PIPS] concepts as a paradigm...

Date of Work: 2008 - 2009 Background: After Arizona State University’s (ASU) success with implementing PIPS on their Dining service, the University of New Mexico (UNM), was quick to implement PIPS on their own Dining service contract. Similarities between ASU Dining Service Project: Some of the similarities observed...

Schering Plough is recognized as one of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world and procures about $57.3 million worth of services a year.  Although most of the services they outsource are standard functions, due to the nature of...

Date of Work: 2006 - 2007 Background: In the fall of 2006 PBSRG contracted with Entergy Corporation to implement best value procurement into their facilities group capital projects program. Entergy is an integrated energy organization that provides electricity to the Southern United States (Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and...

Date of Work: 1996-1998 Background: The United Airlines (UAL) San Francisco Maintenance Center is responsible for performing many high-risk functions 365 days a year.  The facility department is faced with the difficulty of maintaining approximately 5 million square feet of office space, 135 acres of land, seven...