Chapter 12

Procurement Management

Project Procurement Management includes the processes required to purchase or acquire the products, services, or results needed from outside the project team to perform the work.

—PMBOK® Guide

The handshake | Seals the contract | From the contract | There’s no turning back.

Depeche Mode lyrics “Everything Counts”

Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent.

Jimmy Carter

Finding contractors and aligning their skills with a project’s vision and needs is no simple task. From interviewing, coordinating schedules, and determining a suitable pay scale or price procuring a resource (human or otherwise) can sometimes be fraught with tough negotiations, disappointments, and surprises along the way. From the ...

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