The Business Development Units of Institute of Project Management Professionals aims at being the Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contractor of choice by supporting its customers’ business objectives and consistently delivering projects with outstanding safety and environmental performance that meet cost, schedule and quality targets. PMC services are being used on some of the world’s most challenging onshore, offshore and subsea projects. As a single point of contact or as part of an integrated management team with the customer, we apply PMC best practices and management skills developed on many completed projects, to assist our customers in achieving their business objectives. From the Technology & Licensor selection phase to the management of multinational consortia in the execution & successful delivery of world-scale, lump-sum turnkey projects, IPMP has the required project management experience and its goal is to be its customers’ PMC contractor of choice.
IPMP – Consultancy Services
We provide consultancy services in the areas of:
Project Contracts Preparation and Review: Contracts are the legal foundation of any project. They should provide a clear expression of each party’s expectations. But all too often they are a complicated package incorporating many different documents that are not fully understood or are unfairly one-sided. At IPMP Consultancy Service (Business Unit), we know project contracts. We have nearly 30 years of experience in all aspects of contract review, preparation and negotiation, and we regularly assist clients in managing the unique needs of each project. Whether utilizing standard industry forms, modifying custom contracts or crafting personalized documents, our attorneys are skilled at efficiently and effectively meeting our clients’ needs. And because we understand your business, we do it all while preserving the good will that is so important to your success.
Project Charter Development: A project charter is a “document issued by the project initiator or sponsor that formally authorizes the existence of a project and provides the project manager with the authority to apply organizational resources to project activities
Project Proposal/Plans Development & Implementation: A proposal is a request for financial assistance to implement a project. The proposal outlines the plan of the implementing organisation about the project, giving extensive information about the intention, for implementing it, the ways to manage it and the results to be delivered from it (FUNDS FOR NGOS 2010).
Project Monitoring & Evaluation: It is important to develop an M&E plan before beginning any monitoring activities so that there is a clear plan for what questions about the program need to be answered. It will help program staff decide how they are going to collect data to track indicators, how monitoring data will be analyzed, and how the results of data collection will be disseminated both to the donor and internally among staff members for program improvement. Remember, M&E data alone is not useful until someone puts it to use! An M&E plan will help make sure data is being used efficiently to make programs as effective as possible and to be able to report on results at the end of the program. A monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan is a document that helps to track and assess the results of the interventions throughout the life of a program. It is a living document that should be referred to and updated on a regular basis. While the specifics of each program’s M&E plan will look different, they should all follow the same basic structure and include the same key elements. An M&E plan will include some documents that may have been created during the program planning process, and some that will need to be created new. For example, elements such as the logic model/logical framework, theory of change, and monitoring indicators may have already been developed with input from key stakeholders and/or the program donor. The M&E plan takes those documents and develops a further plan for their implementation
Project Risk Assessment & Management: Risk Analysis and Management is a key project management practice to ensure that the least number of surprises occur while your project is underway. While we can never predict the future with certainty, we can apply a simple and streamlined risk management process to predict the uncertainties in the projects and minimize the occurrence or impact of these uncertainties. This improves the chance of successful project completion and reduces the consequences of those risks.
Project Procurement Contract Preparation, Review & Management: Organisations in both the public and private sectors are facing increasing pressure to reduce costs and improve financial and operational performance. New regulatory requirements, globalization, increases in contract volumes and complexity have resulted in an increasing recognition of the importance and benefits of effective contract management. The growing recognition of the need to automate and improve contractual processes and satisfy increasing compliance and analytical needs has also led to an increase in the adoption of more formal and structured contract management procedures and an increase in the availability of software applications designed to address these needs
Project Legal Advisory Services: IPMP Consultancy Services undertake exemplary due diligence activities on new-build, maintenance, or refinancing of existing infrastructure, providing advice to project financiers on all technical, environmental and commercial risks. We also advise concessionaires on risk assessment, value engineering as well as operation and maintenance. Mostly we are dealing with Public Policy Advisory & Evaluation, Policy Planning & Strategy Advisory, Public Policy Assessment, Feasibility Studies & EIA, PPP & Procurement Legal Advisory, Management Consulting & Business Analytics, Operational Audit, Process Optimisation & Standardisation, Business Analytics for Decision Making, Business Development Feasibility Studies, Grant Applications & Project Management, Applications for EU & National Funding, Business Plans, Project Management, Partner Search, Economics & Policy Research, Energy & Utilities Policy Research, Sustainable Mobility Policy Research, Environment Policy Research, Social Policy Research & Inclusiveness. Also we’re providers of technical advisory services for infrastructure PPP projects especially in Eastern Europe, serving the public sector, investors and bidders/concessionaires. Usually we guide our clients through all stages of PPP projects – from idea to delivery and invoicing.
Project Training & Capacity Building: The Business Development Unit (Consultancy Services) are group of expert trainers have been delivering organisational and technical capacity building training on a range of topics in different sectors to both private and public organisations including USAID, EC, World Vision, FAO, UNDP, GIZ and others. Capacity building, or development, is the process by which individuals and organisations obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools and other resources needed to do their jobs competently or to a greater capacity to obtain better results. The IPMP Capacity Building of the Business Development Units (Consultancy Services) mission is to foster growth, good impact and sustainability of business and projects worldwide. To achieve that, we focus on designing and delivering highly professional capacity building and training services to NGOs, incubators, accelerators, private and public organisations. Our capacity building programs are based on the most advanced knowledge management and adult learning principles. We provide training for various sectors and topics such as small-holder farmers, change management, policy, monitoring and evaluation, project management, awareness raising and PR, marketing or grant proposal writing. We create and delivers tailor-made trainings based on an organisations’ requirements. To ensure sustainability of our training interventions we have designed a special post-training Mentorship program. This program has been created to further support our training participants once they complete our training, by providing them with on-the-job tools to apply knowledge gained in their training to their everyday work.
Project Feasibility Studies: The growth and recognition of project management have changed significantly over the past few years, and these changes are expected to continue and expand. And with the rise of project management comes the need for a feasibility study. As the name implies, a feasibility analysis is used to determine the viability of an idea, such as ensuring a project is legally and technically feasible as well as economically justifiable. It tells us whether a project is worth the investment in some cases, a project may not be doable. There can be many reasons for this, including requiring too many resources, which not only prevents those resources from performing other tasks but also may cost more than an organization would earn back by taking on a project that isn’t profitable. A well-designed study should offer a historical background of the business or project, such as a description of the product or service, accounting statements, details of operations and management, marketing research and policies, financial data, legal requirements, and tax obligations. Generally, such studies precede technical development and project implementation.
Project Policy & Strategy Preparations: The development, refinement and execution of a national quality policy and strategy is a priority for countries as they strive to improve the performance of their health care systems. With the growing momentum towards universal health coverage, there is a corresponding awareness that improved access must be accompanied by focused efforts to improve the quality of health services to achieve the desired improvements in health outcomes. Countries are seeking advice to inform their efforts on national quality policy and strategy. They are taking diverse approaches with multiple entry points for improving quality, and many are also looking to the subnational level as a focus for action. Project Managers have learned to quickly get into the project and to bury themselves in work. Brute human effort is the key to project success. Attention to detail at a minute level is the key learning by many project managers. This behavior has produced results, recognition, and reward for these project managers. Poor Planning has also produced catastrophic failure. Projects started without planning are vulnerable to failure. Problems are found by doing, by collision, by stomping on the landmines; rather than by seeing, by anticipating. These sightless project doers do not perform risk assessment, contingency planning, methods analysis or war-gaming.
Project Costing & Financing Services: Project finance is the funding (financing) of long-term infrastructure, industrial projects, and public services using a non-recourse or limited recourse financial structure. The debt and equity used to finance the project are paid back from the cash flow generated by the project. Project financing is a loan structure that relies primarily on the project’s cash flow for repayment, with the project’s assets, rights, and interests held as secondary collateral. Project finance is especially attractive to the private sector because companies can fund major projects off-balance sheet. The project finance structure for a build, operate and transfer (BOT) project includes multiple key elements. Project finance for BOT projects generally includes a special purpose vehicle (SPV). The company’s sole activity is carrying out the project by subcontracting most aspects through construction and operations contracts. Because there is no revenue stream during the construction phase of new-build projects, debt service only occurs during the operations phase. For this reason, parties take significant risks during the construction phase. The sole revenue stream during this phase is generally under an offtake agreement or power purchase agreement. Because there is limited or no recourse to the project’s sponsors, company shareholders are typically liable up to the extent of their shareholdings. The project remains off-balance-sheet for the sponsors and for the government.
Project Planning: Get your project on the path to success right from the start. Early preparation on a project is the key to removing potential obstacles and preparing for smooth handovers from vendors, construction and commissioning. We begin with the end in mind by providing a commission-ability review during each BOD, Design Review, FEED, Detailed Design, and IFC to optimize your capital efficiency. Project planning is part of project management, which relates to the use of schedules such as Gantt charts to plan and subsequently report progress within the project environment. Project planning can be done manually or by the use of project management software.
Integrated Completion: Planning for facility operation on day one is essential. Achieve world class success with our proven integrated completion method. Engineering, procurement, fabrication inspections and documentation prior to and during site assembly are a critical part of the project. We will ensure that your project is on track, within budget and risk mitigated, at every stage through to completion.
Commissioning & Startup: Commissioning should always occur during the early stages of the project and though not recommended, sometimes happens after construction is complete. It is never too late for us to ensure that all commissioning is executed in a safe, environmentally acceptable manner and maintain compliance to the highest standards whilst affording the client with confidence of cost control.
OPERATIONAL READINESS & ASSURANCE
It is our commitment to affect the safe and orderly handover of the project from constructor to the owner, guaranteeing your project’s operability in terms of performance, reliability, safety and information traceability. Our goal is to help our clients achieve a 100% audit trail across their projects, certified as fully tested and ready for safe operation. Flawless handover is what we do.