Power and Utilities
Client:
AusNet Services
Date:
2017
Value:
N/A

Services Delivered:

  • Strategic Commercial Advice and Strategy 
  • Commercial Management Frameworks 
  • Contract Management Guide
  • Governance Frameworks and Compliance

Key Outcomes

ConnellGriffin was further engaged to provide additional advisory services to the Planning, Performance and Operations team including:

  • the development, implementation and training of a Commercial Management Framework for Major Projects, Delivery
  • providing the revision and implementation of a Contract Management Guide for AusNet Services’ Electricity and Gas Services Contracts, and
  • reviewing and finalising audit findings, including the report and implementation of actions across the business.
  • This included engagement and management of a number of internal and external stakeholders, including AusNet Services’ external auditor, Procurement team, Delivery team and Delivery Partner.

The Project

AusNet Services is a diversified Australian energy infrastructure business with more than $10.8 billion of electricity and gas network and connection assets. ConnellGriffin has worked with AusNet Services on a number of projects.

Our Services

Our Advisors supported AusNet Services through a transition period as the Commercial Contracts Manager, leading a team managing the commercial aspects of capital works contracts and managing interfaces with the Delivery Partners and Procurement and Delivery teams.

Our Advisors were responsible for:

  • leading the provision of commercial direction, advice and guidance to the Regulated Energy Services business, including effective contract negotiation and management
  • leading the development of commercial strategy to enable efficient commercial delivery of outsourced O&M and capital works programs
  • managing relationships with the Delivery Partners engaged to delivery capital works programs and leading and supporting the team managing the contractual relationship between the parties
  • leading the team managing contract performance
  • leading the development of governance frameworks, ensuring good governance practices and compliance with contractual obligations, and
  • implementing and managing governance committees to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.

Our Advisors also provided specialist advice during review of existing delivery models, including providing strategic advice, good practice insight and lessons learnt from experience, making recommendations to enhance future delivery models and identify options available to AusNet Services.

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