Vendor Feedback Card

Use this tool to create a feedback scoring process that gives the vendor a chance to evaluate how your organization is facilitating or inhibiting the delivery of its...

Vendor Classification Tool

Use this tool to classify your top ten vendors as Commodity, Operational, Strategic, or Tactical (COST) in a 2x2 quadrant.

Vendor Information Sheet

This template gives you a place to consolidate all your vendor information, including escalation chains, issues logs, transition in/out considerations, and TCO.

Vendor Management Program Plan

Use this template to document the inner workings of your VMO.

Vendor Review Meeting Agenda Template

Use this template to guide review meetings with your vendor.

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