Secrets of Painless Services Contracting (2-Part Series)

Learn the keys to problem-free procurement of services 

Are you prepared for the most unpleasant surprise of every procurement career?

What is that surprise, you ask? It is learning how different – and how much more challenging – the procurement of services is compared to the procurement of goods.

The truth is that many procurement professionals get blindsided by the unique challenges of services contracting.  The services end up not being on time, or not performed to internal customers’ expectations, or worse. And those procurement “professionals” end up looking like absolute amateurs to their organizations’ senior management.

But there is good news!   You don’t have to let those services contracting surprises make you look clueless. You can quickly learn the valuable services contracting success techniques that have taken other procurement professionals decades to learn “the hard way.” There are 20 secrets that effective services contracting professionals use and you can learn them by taking our two-part online Express Course series, “Secrets of Painless Services Contracting.”


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A buyer engages in the procurement of servicesSecrets of Painless Services Contracting (2-Part Series)

Learn the keys to problem-free procurement of services 

Are you prepared for the most unpleasant surprise of every procurement career?

What is that surprise, you ask? It is learning how different – and how much more challenging – the procurement of services is compared to the procurement of goods.

The truth is that many procurement professionals get blindsided by the unique challenges of services contracting.  The services end up not being on time, or not performed to internal customers’ expectations, or worse. And those procurement “professionals” end up looking like absolute amateurs to their organizations’ senior management.

But there is good news!   You don’t have to let those services contracting surprises make you look clueless. You can quickly learn the valuable services contracting success techniques that have taken other procurement professionals decades to learn “the hard way.” There are 20 secrets that effective services contracting professionals use and you can learn them by taking our two-part online Express Course series, “Secrets of Painless Services Contracting.”

You will learn:

  • How to ensure that a scope of work is written in a way that produces exactly the results your internal customers want
  • How to avoid the tricks that services suppliers play with their performance times
  • How to manage the inevitable changes in a services contracting relationship
  • How to understand and manage the liability issues that will be fought over between your legal department and your supplier’s
  • How to get a warranty for services that helps ensure that services meet your organization’s needs
  • How to avoid supplier games where they substitute a less qualified subcontractor to do your work
  • Why some organizations find themselves with liens placed on their property after a simple procurement of services and how you can avoid being one of them
  • How services contract termination can turn out to be a mess if you’re unprepared and how to make sure you’re never unprepared
  • How to ensure a satisfactory completion of services instead of being unpleasantly surprised when a supplier says “We’re done”
  • How to reach a less costly and quicker resolution to any disputes that may arise
  • How to use the included Services Contracting Checklist to ensure that you’ve addressed every detail required for success
  • And more!

How This Online Express Course Works

  • Start this on-demand Express Course any time after you enroll; there’s no pre-scheduled start date!
  • This course has 1 lesson; it will take you between 30-60 minutes to complete.
  • Progress through the course at your own pace.
  • Learn best practices and processes designed so that you can apply your new skills in the real world!

What are others saying about this Express Course Series?

Secrets of Painless Services Contracting is a challenging Express Course. You really have to have your thinking cap on. I feel it would be best to have someone read over and verify the information, just as a nurse in the medical field must verify the patient, dosage and medication multiple times before giving to the patient.”

Connie L. Nesbitt, SPSM2
Buyer/Purchasing Agent
Neosho, Missouri, United States

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Secrets of Painless Services Contracting
(2-Part Series)

Number of  Express Courses: 2

Length of Training: ~ 2 Hours

Duration of Access: 30 days

Start Date: Access begins as soon as you enroll

Cost: $38 US

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