The Many Facets of Contracting Part 3: Phases of Contracting

This is the third entry in a series dedicated to the many facets of contracting, as well as how each particular facet and all its relevant components relate to contract management. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.


If you are reading this, then it is fairly likely that you are already somewhat familiar with the phases of contracting. However, depending on your role in the contracting process, you may be more comfortable with or play a larger role during one particular phase. Regardless, it is important for anyone involved to think about how each phase will impact contract management because that is really when proper performance is at stake. Here are the primary phases of contracting and their interplay with managing the finalized agreements:

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