Introduction: Understanding the Buying Power of the Tribe
Principles of Purchasing: The Role of the Seller
Preparation and Basic Contents of the Request for Quotation (RFQ)
- Off-the-shelf items — from manufacturer to seller (distributor)
- Establishing economic ordering quantity for requirements
- Budgeting and reduction of costs
- Minimizing inventory
- Types of contracts to consider
- Is the item standard?
- Are there special considerations for purchase, delivery and warranty/repair?
- Is “time of the essence” for repair?
- Is reliability a factor?
- When I need:
- Performance bonds
- Performance milestone
- Progress payments
- Liquidated damages
|Types of Clauses Required in Certain Contracts
Bill of Material
- Use to transfer the burden of liability
- Use to guarantee performance
Development of the Statement of Work (SOW): What to Include
- Consideration in the acquisition of a non-standard item
Software vs. Hardware Acquisitions
Elements of Cost Analysis vs. Price Analysis
- When should they be used?
Developing Vendor Surveys and Rating Systems to Establish a Comprehensive Source List
General Conditions of Purchase
Minimizing Tribal Costs by Reducing the Number of “One-Time” Purchase Orders
Standard Purchase Order Formats
Purchasing Ethics and Policy Requirements
- High-risk areas as defined by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines