Companies of all sizes within both the public and private sectors often find themselves maneuvering multiple contracts at once - with said contracts progressing at various stages of the contract lifecycle. As such, they must build an efficient, organized, and cost-effective contract lifecycle management process that helps with all stages of the contract lifecycle. Read on to learn how to get started building a strong and centralized contract lifecycle process - as well as how this undertaking can be significantly simplified and improved with the right strategy, rather than the cheapest and most manual.
This blog post was updated on March 25, 2021.
The terms "contract management" and "contract lifecycle management" may at first seem interchangeable. However, there are clear differences between the two. Organizations looking for opportunities to streamline contract processes, increase revenue, improve compliance, and maintain security must develop an understanding of the differences between contract management and contract lifecycle management so that - when the time is right - they can adeptly leverage contracts to achieve organizational goals and reach new heights in contract administration.
As the US begins to successfully mitigate the effects of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, it would be nearly impossible to overstate how vital it has been for manufacturers to consistently improve and optimize the COVID vaccine supply chain and for the US government to enlist the aid of the best possible suppliers. As the current rate of daily doses continues to grow - and we celebrate how successful supply chain management has begun to save the day - let's look at some tips to maintain future-minded supply chain management processes moving forward.
Government contract management can be divided into three overarching phases: procurement and acquisition planning, the sourcing and award, and post-award contract administration. The first two phases typically enjoy the most time, attentiveness, and financial investment. However, the neglect of the third stage - post-award management - as a tertiary duty can leave your organization unsupported and en route toward needless compliance violations, increased risk variables, and missed opportunities. It could be argued that the post award contract process is the most essential stage for your government organization, but it has notoriously been abandoned to insufficient visibility and a lack of allocated resources. Read this article to learn how to face the challenges of post award contract management head on with an actionable post award contract management software solution.