It happens all too often. A buyer who has done reasonably well in procuring goods gets assigned to a services contracting/procurement role.

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And then the trouble starts with that buyer’s first services contracting project.

The supplier doesn’t complete its work on time. The deliverables don’t match what the internal customer was expecting. There is a dispute over the contract language.

If only there was a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to avoid learning the pitfalls of services contracting the hard way.

Well, there finally is!

Next Level Purchasing just released our new online Express Course series, “Secrets of Painless Services Contracting.” These two courses – called “Secrets of Painless Services Contracting, Part I” and “Secrets of Painless Services Contracting, Part II” – cover pretty much everything a procurement professional needs to know to successfully procure services: scope of work writing/review, demystifying supplier performance time tricks, managing liability and legal issues, and much more.

Learn more about “Secrets of Painless Services Contracting” at

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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