CPPI ‘s Inaugural Construction Supply Chain Management Study

Ducere Construction Services recently completed an in-depth survey of professional subcontractor firms that performed various services for Charles Perry Partners, Inc (CPPI).

The CPPI Subcontractors had to meet two criteria:

1. Provided trade services (Directly or Indirectly) to CPPI on a University of Florida project, in 2017 and 2018.
2. Participated in a City, State or Federal funded project in 2017 or 2018.

The survey identified trends, challenges, triumphs, shortcomings and other interesting findings about the Supplier Diversity space from the point of view of the professional subcontractors that work with CPPI.

2018 Charles Perry Study – Tier 1 & Tier 2 – Supply Chain Initiative by Ducere Construction Services, Incorporated

INTRODUCTION:

The spirit of CPPI’s culture is summarized in a 5-word action statement,

“Building Long Lasting Relationships & Structures.”

The simply stated, yet commanding and multifaceted mission is a tall order and heavy lift for any world-class construction firm. Yet CPPI is committed to fulfilling its mission, in a revolutionary era, when the world of construction is exponentially becoming more technology driven and diverse.

No matter how capable employees may be, no leading construction firm can match the worlds rapid innovation and improvement with internal resources alone. To quickly apprehend relevant global developments, threats and opportunities, CPPI must develop active External Networks to monitor ongoing changes in technology, methods, markets, politics, strategies and people’s values.

CPPI Supply Chain Study Book

 

These External Networks can include customers, consultants, advisors and most importantly Suppliers. Developing good relations and contact with Suppliers is essential for creating visions, strategies, and priorities and for anticipating and understanding developments that affect the business. External Networks also help identify, evaluate, and capture innovations, acquisitions, and projects capable of contributing superior value.

To gain a deeper understanding of CPPI Suppliers, CPPI and Ducere Construction Services launched an internally funded initiative to increase knowledge on how CPPI’s Supply Chain practices contribute to the local socio-economic communities of Gainesville, Florida.

DCS Joins the University of Florida Mentor/Protégé Program

Ducere Construction Services has joined the Class of 2017 for the UF Mentor Protégé Program in Gainesville, FL. The program is setup to facilitate the establishment of effective working relationships between mature established companies (mentors) and emerging small businesses, including woman and minority owned companies (Protégés) in order for the latter to benefit from the knowledge and experience of the established firms.  CPPI was the mentor for Ducere Construction Services.

Further, it is the intent of the university through this initiative to foster increased business development and contribute to the economic development of the community through business growth and development resulting from the mentoring of small businesses.

Goals
1. To encourage contractors/suppliers, doing business with UF, to serve as mentors by developing teaming or subcontracting relationships with small businesses as Protégés, thereby aiding in the capacity building of small businesses relevant to the procurement needs of the university.

2. Increase the overall participation of small businesses, helping the university to achieve its’ commitment to providing opportunities for small business. Foster long-term business relationships to develop a more stable and available supplier base.

3. Enable Protégés to compete more successfully for UF contractual opportunities, by encouraging mentors to assist in the development of the Protégé’s knowledge and experience through teaming arrangements, alliances, and subcontracting relationship