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Project manager and contract management with suppliers
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What, in your opinion, is the role of the Project Manager in the Procurement process, namely in:

1. Make or buy analysis and decision
2. Supply Requirements Specification
3. Call for tenders, analysis and selection of suppliers
4. Negotiation of contracts
5. Contract Management
6. Claims and Claims Management
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All comes under the Project manager purview.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 30, 2019 7:12 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Manisha
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What is your experience in this matter?
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It really depends on the Organisation hierarchy, structure and functions associated in the Organisation. Depending on the above, the Project Manager role is either involved in all six activities directly or indirectly i.e., by limited to providing only inputs. It depends on the Organisation process and culture maturity but I strongly believe he is a primary stakeholder in driving the procurement process.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 30, 2019 7:12 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Suneel
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What is your experience in this matter?
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Oct 30, 2019 7:07 AM
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It really depends on the Organisation hierarchy, structure and functions associated in the Organisation. Depending on the above, the Project Manager role is either involved in all six activities directly or indirectly i.e., by limited to providing only inputs. It depends on the Organisation process and culture maturity but I strongly believe he is a primary stakeholder in driving the procurement process.
Dear Suneel
Thank you for your participation in this reflection and for your opinion..
What is your experience in this matter?
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1 reply by Suneel Kumar Nadella
Oct 30, 2019 7:33 AM
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I experienced that most of the time, Project Manager was limited to providing inputs only except one organisation where Project Manager had complete authority. That organisation was a non-profit and regulated Energy and Utilities industry based in the UK and had dependencies within Europe.
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Oct 30, 2019 6:59 AM
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All comes under the Project manager purview.
Dear Manisha
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Oct 30, 2019 7:12 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Suneel
Thank you for your participation in this reflection and for your opinion..
What is your experience in this matter?
I experienced that most of the time, Project Manager was limited to providing inputs only except one organisation where Project Manager had complete authority. That organisation was a non-profit and regulated Energy and Utilities industry based in the UK and had dependencies within Europe.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 30, 2019 8:13 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Suneel
Thank you for your participation in this reflection and for your opinion..
What is your experience in this matter
What about contract management with suppliers?
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Luis -

This depends on the organization's structure and procurement policies. In a small company with no procurement policy or department, a PM might have to do all of this with no external support. In a public sector company, the PM might have input into all of these activities, but the accountability might fall on a procurement department role.

Kiron
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 30, 2019 8:08 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Kiron
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Oct 30, 2019 7:55 AM
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Luis -

This depends on the organization's structure and procurement policies. In a small company with no procurement policy or department, a PM might have to do all of this with no external support. In a public sector company, the PM might have input into all of these activities, but the accountability might fall on a procurement department role.

Kiron
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1 reply by Kiron Bondale
Oct 30, 2019 12:22 PM
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I've been in both scenarios - working for small companies where I was responsible for everything to huge organizations where I am at best an influencer...
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it depends on type and size of the project, organization, and the role of project manager.
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Oct 30, 2019 8:22 AM
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Dear Abolfazl
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Oct 30, 2019 7:33 AM
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I experienced that most of the time, Project Manager was limited to providing inputs only except one organisation where Project Manager had complete authority. That organisation was a non-profit and regulated Energy and Utilities industry based in the UK and had dependencies within Europe.
Dear Suneel
Thank you for your participation in this reflection and for your opinion..
What is your experience in this matter
What about contract management with suppliers?
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1 reply by Suneel Kumar Nadella
Oct 30, 2019 8:19 AM
Suneel Kumar Nadella
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Contract Management with Suppliers - If it is a transactional contract management function, it is just performing an administrative role. However, if you have Contract and Relationship Management function(as Customer) with your strategic suppliers, it requires good interpersonal skills in addition to procurement abilities. I have encountered both working for large service providers, but if you have a balanced approach (both customer and supplier organisations), it will lead to real collaboration and becomes more objective. The quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis with good contract and relationship management is vital for any customer organisation. This is where EQ and IQ functions or capabilities become important.
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Oct 30, 2019 8:13 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Suneel
Thank you for your participation in this reflection and for your opinion..
What is your experience in this matter
What about contract management with suppliers?
Contract Management with Suppliers - If it is a transactional contract management function, it is just performing an administrative role. However, if you have Contract and Relationship Management function(as Customer) with your strategic suppliers, it requires good interpersonal skills in addition to procurement abilities. I have encountered both working for large service providers, but if you have a balanced approach (both customer and supplier organisations), it will lead to real collaboration and becomes more objective. The quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis with good contract and relationship management is vital for any customer organisation. This is where EQ and IQ functions or capabilities become important.
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2 replies by Luis Branco and Suneel Kumar Nadella
Oct 30, 2019 8:29 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Suneel
We have a very similar opinion on Transactional Management and Contract and Relationship Management.
Thanks for sharing your opinion
Oct 30, 2019 8:31 AM
Suneel Kumar Nadella
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Dear Luis, Thank you for sharing your opinion. I learnt something new from this discussion. Thank you. Best Regards Suneel
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