The Contracting Life Cycle

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    Buy Decision

    The first step in any purchase is make the decision to buy. There are a number of things to consider when making that decision.

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    Planning for your Purchases *coming soon*

    In order to get the best value for the UO, take a few minutes to plan your purchases - both big and small.  UO's Purchasing and Contracting Services team is ready to help you make a plan.

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    Develop Statement of Work

    Thet Statement of Work (SOW) is the most important component of any transaction. This guide is meant to help you construct a SOW that ensures your projects are successful.

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    Solicit Proposals *coming soon*

    Soliciting proposals ensures that buyers have all the information that they need to make best value decisions for their department.

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    Select Source/Vendor

    Once the proposals are in, its time to work with the PCS team to evaluate and select the right vendor.

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    Negotiate 

    Creating win-win agreements.

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    Execute

    What do you need to consider to execute a contract?

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    Contract Administration

    The basic steps to successfully manage your signed contract and what to do if you run into questions and problems along the way.