How to Administer Vendor Assessments

September 24, 2020
60 Mins
Kenneth Jones

Everyone in procurement or who is engaged with the selection of vendors needs to know how to mitigate risk when dealing with vendors. This program on vendor assessment will guide participants through the process of setting up a vendor responsibility review program.  Attendees will be given tools they can use to review vendors on various key risk factors. Besides drafting a vendor questionnaire, they will learn ways to evaluate and confirm the vendor information provided using a vendor assessment verification form. This program will provide guidance in establishing vendors that are responsible and responsive to the needs of the company or organization.

Webinar Objectives
  • Create a Vendor Assessment Program
  • Draft a Vendor Questionnaire
  • Draft a Vendor Review Checklist
  • Learn how to discover vendor issues
  • Learn how to handle issues revealed by the Assessment
  • Getting Management buy in of the Assessment Program
Webinar Agenda
  • How to Document an Assessment Review
  • Customization for vendor Types
  • Verification Check List.
  • Verification Resources
  • Determining if a Vendor is Responsible
  • Negative Findings during the Review
  • Penalties for Vendors that Fail.
  • Communicating the Process
Webinar Highlights
  • Administering Vendor Assessments
  • What Vendor Information to Request
  • Establishing Procedures
  • Establishing Forms
  • Where to find useful Assessment tools
Who Should Attend
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Buyers
  • Contract Managers
  • Contract Officers
Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Jones

Ken Jones has been working in the public and non-profit procurement field for over 30 years. He worked for the New York State Office of Taxation and Finance as a Purchasing Assistant from 1985-87 and left there to work for the University at Albany, SUNY where he served as a Purchasing Agent and in 1999 was the Assistant Director supervising and providing training for the Office of Purchasing and Contracts. This included proving training for both State procurement and The Research Foundation for SUNY procurement rules and regulations. His previous purchasing experience included procuring commodities, services and construction for the departments on campus including the Student Health Center...
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