“This is my second time round with iSpec, with some very experienced and very new end users to the product and below are my early thoughts and feedback and why I would buy iSpec every time and anywhere I worked in this industry! I’ve never met anyone yet who has not enjoyed it the minute they have learnt its simplistic way of working!”
“Using iSpec has immediately made tendering, evaluation and awarding of our large capital projects, a much more inclusive exercise due to the ease and visibility with which the process now works, across the various departments and buildings within the terminal complex.
Although PTP has some very experienced iSpec end users from their previous roles with other terminal operators, newcomers to the system (non-technical) are very quickly learning iSpec and seeing its benefits.
For the first time since PTP commenced operations, we have created and will continue to evolve the PTP standard regarding technical specifications and contract documents.
PTP has already reviewed its current procedures and are busy modifying them in order to enjoy the simplicity and visibility that iSpec brings to the procurement process.”
“PTP is not only using iSpec for procurement of all its capital equipment, but also its major equipment refurbishment / upgrading projects and civil works. Already this is proving a major hit both internally at PTP and also our vendors, where refurbishment works do by nature add different complexities, but again, due to the ease and transparency offered by iSpec, our first refurbishment project through iSpec has been a great success.
Vendors cannot now submit incomplete bids. Because of this and better specifications and compliance reporting, PTP is fast becoming much more pro-active in detailing the requirements before contract awarding, which is especially important when defining equipment refurbishment specifications.
PTP’s experienced iSpec users already know, that this will result in minimal variation orders during contract delivery / implementation. Using iSpec’s Master Library has allowed us to improve our technical specifications, contract documentation and evaluation processes. This will lead to more standardisation which is a key strategic driver today at PTP.”
“Naturally, all of the above lends itself to helping PTP and its Vendors be more effective and efficient throughout the tendering, evaluation and delivery process.
The transparency and inclusive/collaborative nature of iSpec has been warmly welcomed by Procurement, Finance and Internal Audit here in PTP as we move to the so called ‘new era’.”
“In the past PTP has suffered from minimal visibility of the technical specifications, and thus the delivery of all items one would typically expect to see when delivering complex, large equipment projects.
This has in the past resulted in amended work scopes post-delivery which is not only costly, but also time consuming, negatively impacting a very busy operation.
This all results in a negative financial impact to PTP, which will dramatically improve as we now have more “eyes” than ever collaborating, discussing and reviewing every project from concept through to delivery and handover to our operations team.”