If procurement is not required for the fulfilment of the objectives, as set out in stage 2, then steps 6, 7, 8 and 9 will not be a part of your project lifecycle.
Once the supplier is selected, a contract is awarded which allows both parties to fully understand their obligations and key success criteria as part of the agreement. This forms the foundation to manage the contract and relationship effectively. The agreed terms and conditions help to minimise contractual risks and exposure.
This stage will be undertaken working in close cooperation with the procurement and legal team.
The approach needs to address the specific requirements of the Authority’s governance processes, and these should be identified in the procurement strategy.