Client Case Studies

The Alpha Program is a professional certification program which is operated by The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) W117 working commission. The Alpha Program has been collecting, inspecting and documenting the performance of roofing...

Introduction In 2017 a Middle Eastern Company began implementing the Best Value Approach (BVA) in the outsourcing of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) program to replace their manual and semi-automated business processes with a single system. The project has completed the...

Date of Work: 2009 – 2016 Background: The State of Oklahoma started implementing PIPS/PIRMS in 2009. The State was introduced to it at a NIGP meeting, where the State's architect, John Morrison, heard Dr. Kashiwagi. The State's construction and properties (CAP) division, a part of...

Introduction In 2014, a United States state agency began implementing the Best Value Approach (BVA) in their Waste Quality Department as a replacement to their traditional approach of procuring and managing projects. The Waste Quality Department is responsible for procuring professional...

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: 2006 - 2008 Background: 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...

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...