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About this Blog

My aim for this blog is to provide both people new to the field of Performance Based Contracting (PBC) and experienced practitioners a variety of useful information and a forum to openly discuss this fascinating topic. Essentially I am trying to create a not-for-profit PBC Community of Practice (PBC CoP) to help advance this field. Importantly, this blog is not about marketing you a paid service or training course, getting a high page ranking or collecting email addresses for on-selling, and this includes comments (see the comments section below for rules on comments). My intention is to provide fortnightly posts (that’s once every 2 weeks!) noting I will try to check on any comments between this. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful.

About the Author – Dr Andrew “Jacko” Jacopino

According to most I am (sadly) fascinated in the field of PBC having fallen into it in early 2004. Since then, I have been very lucky to be continuously employed in this field for both buyers and sellers, and either as part of the organisation, engaged as a consultant or as a trainer. This means that I have seen and experienced a range of things that I wish to share, and indeed hear from others, given my passion for the subject.

I regularly present at various domestic and international commercial and PBC conferences and has delivered many PBC workshops and seminars.  I am also an Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Advisory Board member for the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM).

Currently, I am a Senior Advisor in Ngamuru Advisory, a firm established to provide strategic and commercial advice to Australian Commonwealth and State/Territory governments and their industry counterparts.  Prior to this position I was the Assistant Secretary Supplier Analysis and Engagement (SA&E) branch (Oct 2015 – Apr 2018) and the Executive Director Contracting – Performance Based Contracting (May 2013 – Oct 2015) both within the Australian Department of Defence.

You can find out more about me, including my background, skills and experiences, at LinkedIn.

One Response to About

  1. Ian Mack says:

    Hi Andrew – So this is where you have landed. I too have retired, with my little boutique company Xi Complexity Consulting, to keep me from going bonkers after 48 years in the Navy and Public Service. I also am an Executive Associate with the Canadian company Strategic Relationships Solutions – regrettably, a company that Tim Cummins seems to have fallen out of collaboration with (and thus, seemingly ending my relationship with him too) – SRS, with over 20 years experience in the end-to-end collaborative procurement business. And finally, I enjoyed your latest Deck at the IACCM Conference of the Americas, thanks! Yours aye, Ian

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