Outsourcing and Contract Management


Securing the best outside people to get things done requires strategic planning, project bidding, negotiation, and subcontractor management. In this course you learn everything you need to know to successfully manage outsource procurements as self-contained projects. Find out how to efficiently plan your next outsourcing project, organize procurement management teams, and prepare clear request-for-proposals. You’ll also gain valuable insights for successfully managing subcontractors and containing costs in a contract period.

Topics Include:



  • The reason behind the growing demand for outsourcing

  • Effective procurement management planning

  • Organizing procurement management teams (PMTs)

  • Developing procurement requests-for-proposals (RFPs)

  • How to write an effective statements of work

  • Understanding contract types and incentives

  • Evaluating bidder proposals

  • How to select the best bidder

  • Negotiation strategies and techniques

  • Monitoring and controlling subcontractors

  • Analyzing subcontractor performance

  • Managing subcontractors when things go wrong

  • Terminating subcontracts




Students enjoy a varied and interactive curriculum of textbook readings, supplemental online procurement articles, engaging threaded discussions, bid selection practice, and detailed instructor materials that complement textbook reading assignments.


Note(s): Project Management Institute--PMP 15 Professional Development Units.





[Former #4470]

Prerequisites :


Offering code Offering title
PPMT.X400 Role of the Project Manager

Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
PPMT.X414.(804) 4/29/2019 12:00 AM ONLINE $775 Michael D Taylor Enroll