Many projects rely on the supply of hardware, software, facilities and services by various vendors, or subcontractors. The project manager may need to:
Select the best suppliers
Negotiate terms and conditions
Ensure the goods or services supplied are acceptable
Deal with disputes
Negotiate changes, where the client requires new or changed deliverables from the vendor
Ensure the vendor, or subcontractor, is paid in accordance with the agreement
Manage the relationship to maintain a good rapport.
The project manager has an important part to play – but remember what you are not ….
You are not the right person...