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"Contract Negotiation" | Precious Metal Management Company Webinar
Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Education

"Contract Negotiation"
2024 Precious Metal Management Company Webinar Series
Wednesday, May 22 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom Webinar


Mike Dubas, CEO of Beacon Management Services, will present best practices and essential strategies to effectively negotiate vendor contracts. Managers will learn key takeaways to manage the contract negotiation process, mitigate risks, and maximize the value of their partnerships for the best outcome. 

  1.  Identifying the Need for a Contract Service:
    • Clearly define the requirements and objectives of the service needed.
    • Assess whether outsourcing is the best solution compared to in-house options (if applicable).
    • Consider factors such as cost, expertise, scalability, and resource availability. 
  1. Creating a Scope of Work:
    • Develop a detailed scope of work document outlining deliverables, timelines, milestones, and performance metrics.
    • Ensure clarity and specificity to avoid misunderstandings later in the negotiation process.
    • Include provisions for modifications and change management procedures. 
  1. Receiving Answers to an RFP:
    • Issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) outlining project details, requirements, and evaluation criteria, when required.
    • Evaluate vendor responses based on criteria such as experience, capabilities, references, and proposed solutions.
    • Seek clarification on any ambiguous or incomplete responses before making a decision. 
  1. Selecting a Contract:
    • Conduct thorough due diligence on potential vendors, including background checks, reputation analysis, and financial stability assessment.
    • Consider past performance, industry expertise, and cultural fit.
    • Ensure alignment between the vendor's capabilities and the association’s requirements. 
  1. Negotiating Terms and Pricing:
    • Prioritize key terms such as pricing, payment terms, service levels, warranties, and termination clauses.
    • Aim for a win-win outcome by focusing on value creation and mutual benefits.
    • Maintain open communication and flexibility to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. 
  1. Annual Contract Review:
    • Schedule regular reviews to assess vendor performance against agreed-upon metrics and objectives.
    • Address any issues or concerns promptly through constructive feedback and collaborative problem-solving.
    • Identify opportunities for improvement and optimization to enhance the partnership's value over time.

Contact: Tina Saadat, CAI-Georgia Executive Director