Effective negotiations can realise enormous benefit to a procurement activity in all areas of cost, time, quality and risk. Suppliers / Contractors expect that negotiations will take place around their tender proposal or letter of offer, so it is vital that this opportunity to improve the benefit to the University is optimised by undertaking negotiations before awarding the procurement activity.
Who should negotiate?
For more significant tenders / procurements it is recommended that you engage the expertise available within Commercial Services to assist you with your negotiation requirements. However, negotiation is a skill that is developed with the right tools and planning and if the procurement activity does not warrant outside involvement, Commercial Services have developed some simple tips and guidelines to assist you in developing your own negotiation strategy.
When to engage Commercial Services
The earlier in the process you can involve Commercial Services, the higher the level of impact that can be achieved. Ideally it is best to make contact during your procurement planning stage.
Information and Contacts
|Lehman||Craig||(02) 4921 8839||
|Clarke||Jeanne||(02) 4921 5337||
Commercial Relationships Manager - Information Technology
|Grant||Mark||(02) 4921 8619||
Commercial Relationships Manager - Maintenance
|McDonald||Beth||(02) 4921 16733||
Commercial Relationships Manager - Corporate Services
|Reedman||Lachlan||(02) 4921 5349||
Commercial Relationships Manager - Construction