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Procuring Services: Contributing Factors for Selecting a Supplier

Many projects need to procure services to execute successfully no matter what industry you are in. There is a personal relationship with the service provider, which makes collaboration much more important than when selecting goods products. Describe a project you have been involved with, or have knowledge of, where services were a major part of the deliverables. How were references checked for service suppliers and what lessons were learned from the process? What contributing factors ultimately led to the service supplier being selected?

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One of the projects where I was involved with was the integration of the computer systems of the company I work for. There are eleven factories located in different places and one head office. Each had a computer system and these had to be linked. The software development by the software development company was a major part of the deliverables.
The references were checked in two ways. First, my firm called the five customers who had been given to us as "references". Each of ...

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The response provides you a structured explanation of the vendor selection process. It also gives you four relevant references.