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Clear questions for the vendor

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Clear questions for your suppliers. Why do you set them and who should do that? Do not read this eBook if your purchase contracts are perfectly registered. But is an appendix, general terms and conditions missing somewhere, or is an extension date unclear? Then it's time for useful questions. This eBook explains why and how to ask them.

What do you want to know from your suppliers?

You want to have the correct information about your contracts. That always starts with an internal search. Where are your contracts? How do you register metadata? We have put together a list that can be found in the eBook. This gives you insight into which questions you can ask your supplier.

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When is it time to ask questions?
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There is a good chance that you have not registered all appointments correctly. The best thing to do is to go after it as soon as possible. Keep in mind that requesting contracts and metadata can take quite some time.

How much time exactly?

It is difficult to give an unequivocal answer to that. It depends on many variables (how quickly you have your own metadata on the table, which contract management system do you use, how quickly and how accurately suppliers respond, how much experience do you have, etc.), but as a general rule of thumb:

Asking questions, how do you handle that?
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Time to start asking questions. How do you handle that?

As mentioned earlier in Chapter 2 (‘When is it time to ask questions?’) reviewing contract information can be a time consuming activity.

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Prevent unnecessary extensions and price increases

That is why you request contracts from suppliers and associated metadata such as start date, duration and notice and extension period. It is best to start as soon as possible to get your contract register in order.

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Manage contracts properly

Process contracts properly in the future? Then consider a well-functioning contract management system.