Welcome to this Aidpreneur.com training on contract handover for RFAs, RFPs and RFQ’s. I’m Stephen Ladek, Host of the Terms of Reference Podcast and Principal at International Solutions Group.This training is the first in our series on project management. To set the stage, at this point you have successfully competed for and one a piece of work from client. You’ve negotiated both the substance and the legalese of your contract, and you have a fully executed and countersigned agreement in your hand.
Now it’s time for the work to begin, and the clock has officially started ticking. In order for you to begin your work several things must happen to create a seamless transition, give ownership to your project management staff, officially release your business development staff and ensure that there are clear communication connections with your client. I know that some of you listening to this training have an individual consulting practice. I want to emphasize that a handover process is still a good idea even if you’re working by yourself. I spent many years operating in the classic mode of “I just do everything,” and it has made a world of difference for me to treat the business development, project management and administrative sides of my practice as separate pieces. When you do this, I found that it actually allows you to be more efficient and productive, communicate more clearly and better organize your time.
There are two critical pieces to any handover: the internal handover and the external hand over. The internal handover is a process that ensures your project management staff has everything it needs to take the project forward and execute it successfully. The external handover is a process to ensure your client never misses a beat in terms of communication.
I’ll be covering the internal handover in the next video. Thank you for watching this section of contract handovers for RFAs, RFPs and RFQs here at Aidpreneur. Remember, if you have any questions at all please contact us at training@Aidpreneur.com.