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James W. Kendrick, CSI, CDT

Senior Manager | Director | Contracts & Procurement | Contract Negotiator | EPC | Power Gen @ James W. Kendrick

SENIOR CONTRACTS & PROCUREMENT MANAGER / MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT / POWER GENERATION / EPC / CONSTRUCTION

Austin, Texas Area

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James W. Kendrick

Senior Manager | Director | Contracts & Procurement | Contract Negotiator | EPC | Power Gen

1992 to Present

Randstad Engineering / Alliant Energy

Contract Administrator, Water, Ash, & Solar Construction

2015 to 2015

Madison, Wisconsin Area

Lean Sourcing, LLC / PSE&G

Senior Contracts Manager

2014 to 2014

James W. Kendrick, CSI, CDT's Education

MBA, Texas Tech University , Rawls College of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA) General Management

1981 to 1983

MA, University of Texas of the Permian Basin

MA Counseling

1974 to 1977

Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology

1971 to 1974

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James W. Kendrick

During my career in Contracts and Procurement, I have drafted, negotiated, managed and closed out successfully major contracts and subcontracts up to $500,000,000 in the following sectors and industries: • EPC • Utilities / Power generation Natural Gas Coal Hydro Nuclear • Construction • Engineering • Environmental Remediation • Renewable energy (Wind & Solar) • Defense /...

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I'm one of those fortunate individuals who LOVES what they do for a living. I'm a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on commercial, federal, international, EPC and construction contract terms and conditions. I create maximum value through my effective contracts, procurement, and supply chain management that brings clarity to contract documents, reduces costs, fosters collaboration and trust, mitigates and reduces business and legal risk, promotes safety and increases profits. I accomplish these results by utilizing my years of solid experience, skills, very strong familiarity with defense, federal, international, commercial, and construction terms and conditions; and sound business judgment in drafting, interpreting, negotiating, and managing successful contracts. I have negotiated individual contracts up to $500,000,000 in value, and I have managed procurement on EPC Design Build projects up to $3,000,000,000 in total project value. I have saved my employers over $40,000,000 in spend over the course of my career. I have never failed an internal or external audit. Contracts, Subcontracts, Contract Negotiations up to $500,000,000+ Supply Chain, Project Management, EPC in the Power Generation, Construction, Engineering, Mining and Renewable Energy Industries, Defense, Telecommunications Specialties: • Contract and Subcontract Administration • Project Management • Supply Chain Life Cycle • Strategic Sourcing • Construction Management • Supplier/Vendor Relations • Cost and Pricing Analysis • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC/EPCM) Contracts • Power Generation Industry • Master Service Agreements • Prime Contracts • FAR • DFARS • Indirect Procurement • Services • Cradle to Grave • Contract Negotiations • Contract Drafting • Contract Formation • Change Orders • EPCM • Water • Solar • Natural Gas • Coal • Wind • Nuclear • Supply Chain Management • Contract • Bids and Proposals • Prequalification • Design Build • Civil • Infrastructure • Power PlantsSenior Manager | Director | Contracts & Procurement | Contract Negotiator | EPC | Power Gen @ During my career in Contracts and Procurement, I have drafted, negotiated, managed and closed out successfully major contracts and subcontracts up to $500,000,000 in the following sectors and industries: • EPC • Utilities / Power generation Natural Gas Coal Hydro Nuclear • Construction • Engineering • Environmental Remediation • Renewable energy (Wind & Solar) • Defense / Aerospace • Telecommunications • Mining • Municipal / county / consortiums / state planning regions / public transit contracts in the public sector These contracts and subcontracts have included such areas and items as the following: Power Generation Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Direct and Indirect Spend Federal contracting International contracting Defense contracting Licensing agreements Non-disclosure agreements Proprietary sharing agreements Letters of credit Intellectual property Telecommunications Equipment Computer Hardware & Software Maintenance, Repairs, and Operations (MRO) items Capital equipment Commodities Chemicals & Specialty Gases Commercial Construction Raw materials Lumber Copper Steel Fiberglass / Resins Cement / Concrete Heavy equipment Air Pollution Controls Equipment Control rooms & Instrumentation Transformers Fans Cranes Bulldozers Pumps Valves Piping Generators & Turbines Chimneys Fire Protection Asbestos removal Balance of Plant Warehouses Flight Simulators Avionics Aircraft modification and repair Indirect Procurement Environmental remediation Drilling services Testing laboratories Civil engineering Professional & Consulting services Temporary labor I have gone "head to head" successfully in complex contract negotiations with FORTUNE 500 companies and their CEOs, VPs, and inside and outside legal counsel. I have a consistent record of success in lowering costs, lowering and mitigating business and legal risk exposure, increasing profits, and bringing high standards of professionalism to contracts and subcontracts. From 1992 to Present (23 years) Contract Administrator, Water, Ash, & Solar Construction @ Contract administration for Water, Ash, and Solar construction for Alliant Energy facilities in Wisconsin and Iowa in accordance with the compliance requirements of the Clean Water Act and Clean Energy Act. From 2015 to 2015 (less than a year) Madison, Wisconsin AreaSenior Contracts Manager @ As the Senior Contracts Manager for PSE&G's Northeast Grid Reliability Project in Northern New Jersey, I was recruited to help coach, mentor and train my four direct reports (each contract managers with little or no experience in commercial or construction contracting) on commercial contracting, construction contracting, and the negotiation of commercial terms and conditions, as well as improving the coordination of contract negotiations with PSE&G’s outside legal counsel. . At the end of my assignment: o We met 100% of all contract negotiation and contract execution milestones for that month o A new sense of urgency and efficiency in responding to stakeholder needs was now in place o My direct reports had received intensive training on time management, commercial contracting, construction contracting, and the negotiation of contract terms and conditions o The working relationship with PSE&G’s outside legal counsel was improved and the amount of contract language re-writes was down by 60%. From 2014 to 2014 (less than a year) Services Commodity Manager @ • Led and managed all Services Procurement for SunPower's EPC Procurement team, including sales support, strategic sourcing, strategic planning, contract and subcontract negotiations, and pre-award and post-award contract and subcontract management on a $2,500,000,000 solar array EPC project in the Mohave Desert's Antelope Valley near Los Angeles. • One direct report (Senior Buyer). • The 579-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP) consist of two co-located projects in Kern and Los Angeles Counties in California, that together, form the largest permitted solar photovoltaic power development in the world. o Was able to quickly source, order, and expedite long lead time raw materials contracts for steel, transmission towers, piping, and other equipment and supplies, thus enabling us to get back on schedule and meet the anticipated start dates for construction o improved coordination and communication between SunPower and the Architect / Engineering (A/E) firm. From 2012 to 2012 (less than a year) Superintendent - Contracts, Resolution Copper Mining, Rio Tinto Procurement @ o Sourced and located second and third vendors for needed supplies and services; increased competition and lowered prices by 30% as we moved away from sole source suppliers. o Reduced contract backlog by 50%. o On very short notice, I sourced and procured temporary trailers to house engineering personnel on a very tight turnaround requested by internal stakeholders. From 2011 to 2012 (1 year) Senior Contract Review Analyst at Westinghouse Electric Company @ • Spearheaded and reviewed all Limits of Authority (LOA) funds obligation memos, and safety and non-safety-related valve purchase orders and change orders in support of Westinghouse’s AP1000 nuclear power plant projects at Sanmen Units 1 and 2 in China and Southern Company’s $3.000,000,000 2,234MW Vogtle 3 and 4 projects in Georgia. • Provided mentoring and coaching on commercial terms and conditions for the Supply Chain Management Valve Supply and Project Administration groups. • Negotiated exceptions to Westinghouse’s standard terms and conditions as needed. • Spearheaded, researched, performed due diligence, discovery, and audit, and drafted a major $315,000.00 claim for default against a major U.S. valves qualification vendor. • Reviewed all valve vendor insurance certificates for compliance with Westinghouse’s and the client’s insurance requirements. • Completed every Westinghouse in-house course and training on nuclear safety / quality regulations. From 2010 to 2010 (less than a year) Senior Contract Specialist @ • Drafted, negotiated, and managed Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract and subcontract management services (both pre-award and post-award) for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in support of a large $400,000,000 Engineering Construction and Procurement (EPC) project to install a Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) scrubber at the Fayette Power Plant in La Grange, Texas and other similar EPC projects. • Working with LCRA's outside legal counsel and LCRA senior management, I led, drafted, negotiated, and managed the $250M+ 1,078 page Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) General Works Construction Contract between LCRA and BE&K Construction Company. • I also drafted, negotiated, and managed to final close-out all other major orders and construction subcontracts on behalf of the Owner (LCRA). • Utilizing my extensive experience and leadership with successful utility procurement organizational change (see Central and South West below) I was an active participant and leader in the design and implementation of (and VISIO flowcharting analysis of) revised procurement policies and procedures as LCRA moved from a traditional MRO and commodity-based utility procurement model to a world class strategic sourcing model. O Generated $106,000.00 in savings in 1st 6 months of 2009 by identifying a new approach on electrical conduit on a bypass chimney and then negotiating a new specification and construction proposal terms with bidding suppliers. O Negotiated and managed large subcontracts up to $60,000,000 for by-pass chimney, fiberglass insulation, and other materials and supplies. From 2007 to 2009 (2 years) Austin, Texas AreaSenior Procurement Specialist 2 @ • Drafted, interpreted, negotiated and managed moderate to extremely complex proposals and subcontracts in the range of $5,000,000+ to $100,000,000+ for Design and Build, Renovation, Environmental Remediation, Power, and EPC Construction Contracts within the Lockwood Greene Southwest Region working with FORTUNE 500 industrial clients. • Led and managed the entire procurement cycle "from the cradle to the grave". • Deputy management of the Southwest Regional Procurement Department. O Successfully drafted, negotiated, and managed all procurement contracts and subcontracts for $40,000,000 GAF metals factory refurbishment project in Sherman, Texas From 2006 to 2007 (1 year) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaLead Senior Subcontract Administrator @ • Drafted, interpreted, negotiated, and managed federal and commercial terms and conditions for complex proposals and subcontracts up to $200,000,00 for Demand On-Call Construction Contracts (DOCCC) and Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) projects for the United States Air Force National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) at Vandenburg AFB, CA and Cape Canaveral Florida and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Indonesia. • Directed and managed two senior subcontract administrators as my direct reports at the site construction offices at Cape Canaveral, Florida and Patrick Air Force Base. . o Piloted initial subcontract administration for $200,000,000+ design-and-build 200,000 square foot payload processing facility EPC project at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for United States Air Force National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). o Served a 3 month rotation on KBR’s Internal Audit Compliance Team and after serving on the audit team, revamped and organized the DOCC project files, resulting in a successful audit of over 30 subcontracts totaling over $350,000,000+ in value. From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) Houston, Texas AreaContract Manager / Contract Negotiator @ o Masterminded contract development and negotiation functions for projects targeting Fortune 100 companies and valued at up to $500,000,000+ o Led as the Contract Management Director in the absence of the same. o Coordinated communication with sales team and various additional internal stakeholders From 2003 to 2004 (1 year) San Antonio, Texas AreaSenior Manager, Contracts and Procurement @ • Led, supervised, drafted, negotiated, implemented, and managed all contracts, procurement, subcontracts and materials management (both pre-award and post-award) in support of a $350,000,000+ turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) 1000MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power generation plant project for the client, Panda Energy. • Directly supervised, directed, and managed staff of four, including one secretary/engineering aide, two buyers, and the warehouse / lay down yard supervisor. • Chaired all pre-bid meetings, and bi-weekly subcontract review meetings. • Shared daily safety walk-throughs with the site Safety Manager as needed. • As the field contracts manager for this project, I drafted, negotiated, and managed all 38 contracts totaling over $72,000,000+ from initial site preparation through start-up and commissioning, covering such areas as: • site preparation, • landscaping, • heavy haul, • turbines, • generators, • transformers, • switchgears, • switchyard, • concrete culverts, • cranes, • pallets, • painting, • mechanical, • electrical, • control room finish-out, • balance of plant, • waste removal, • sandblasting, • hydroblasting, • asphalt paving, • temporary craft labor, • NDE testing, • engineering and design services, • professional services, • PPE equipment, etc. • $30,000,000.00 in negotiations and direct signature authority. • Made a $300,000.00 claim go away through enforcement of the soil conditions clause in the contract for site preparation. • Saved over $80,000 on the painting budget through aggressive sourcing, competitive bidding and assertive negotiations. • We successfully completed this project $4,000,000.00 under budget and two months ahead of schedule. From 2000 to 2001 (1 year) Senior Contract Specialist @ • Drafted, negotiated, and managed all system-wide commercial agreements, contracts, and purchase orders for all corporate entities and 4 utility operating companies in the Southwest. • Led as Contract Manager for all major service contracts in support of CSW Engineering and the 15 power generation plants of West Texas Utilities Company and Public Service Company of Oklahoma. • Managed all contracts and procurements "from the cradle to the grave". • Negotiated major contracts up to $100,000,000+ with FORTUNE 500 companies for supplies, services, commodities, and environmental remediation projects. • Managed occasional EPC projects up to $200,000,000+ for plant modifications. • Developed and implemented new standard terms and conditions and procurement policies and procedures. • Eliminated "evergreen" automatic renewal and price escalation clauses, saving $60,000.00 in annual savings. • After my data mining analysis revealed multiple widely varying prices for the same part across multiple buys, and the fact that 10% of our vendors and suppliers were responsible for 90% of our annual spend, I led in developing and implementing new Master Service Agreements (MSA) to leverage our purchasing power across all 4 utilities and to take advantage of substantial price and volume discounts totaling over $60,000,000+ in annual spend savings. • Catalyzed $1,200,000+ in annual savings on our procurement spend by playing a leadership role in merging and centralizing procurement operations of 4 utility operating companies into 1 shared services procurement system within 18 months. • New shared services supply chain department was subsequently recognized by Edison Electric Institute in 2000 as the top utility procurement department in the nation. • Direct signature authority up to $1,000,000; negotiating authority up to $30,000,000+ • Acted as coach and mentor to 4 lower-level Buyers in the Procurement Department. From 1995 to 2000 (5 years) Contract Administrator / Negotiator @ • Reviewed, interpreted, drafted, and negotiated commercial terms and conditions for all corporate contracts and proposals up to $60,000,000.00 in North and South America and the Pacific Rim. • Developed and implemented insurance, bid bonds, performance bonds, and letters of credit in conjunction with corporate legal, risk, and treasury departments. • Negotiated commercial terms and conditions with Owners and large Architect/Engineering (A/E) firms such as Burns & McDonnell, Bechtel, Sargent & Lundy, Black and Veatch, and others. • Negotiated contracts up to $40,000,000.00 with Pacific Rim buyers for air pollution control technology and equipment such as baghouses, electrostatic precipitators, catalysts, and flue gas distribution (FGD) scrubber systems. • Negotiated overnight in an all night session one of the first sales of air pollution control technology by an American firm to a company in Guangdong province, China. • Results - brought in a $40,000,000.00 contract for my company and spearheaded our expansion into the China market. • Publicity from this success led to greatly increased sales of over $70,000,000.00 in new contracts in the Pacific Rim over the next 18 months. From 1992 to 1994 (2 years) Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Management @ MBA, Texas Tech University , Rawls College of Business From 1981 to 1983 MA, Counseling @ MA, University of Texas of the Permian Basin From 1974 to 1977 Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology @ Texas Tech University From 1971 to 1974 James W. Kendrick, CSI, CDT is skilled in: Contract Management, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Negotiation, EPC, Proposal Writing, Procurement, Materials Management, Project Control, Construction, Management, Analysis, Project Management, Power Generation, Project Planning, Change Management


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