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deepaknpawate_pmp
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SOW vs TOR

Fri May 01, 2020 8:01 am

what is the key difference between SOW vs TOR(terms of reference)
Procurement statement of work as an output of Plan Procurement Management has SOW & TOR
when do we prepare TOR (any usecase/situation where SOW cannot be used & only TOR to be used)
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Re: SOW vs TOR

Mon May 04, 2020 12:47 pm

deepaknpawate_pmp wrote:what is the key difference between SOW vs TOR(terms of reference)
Procurement statement of work as an output of Plan Procurement Management has SOW & TOR
when do we prepare TOR (any usecase/situation where SOW cannot be used & only TOR to be used)
TOR as mentioned in PMBOK

phrase terms of reference (TOR) is sometimes used when contracting for services. Similar to the procurement
SOW, a TOR typically includes these elements:
- Tasks the contractor is required to perform as well as specified coordination requirements;
- Standards the contractor will fulfill that are applicable to the project;
- Data that needs to be submitted for approval;
- Detailed list of all data and services that will be provided to the contractor by the buyer for use in performing the
contract, if applicable; and
- Definition of the schedule for initial submission and the review/approval time required.

in my 28 years of career I have not used a separate TOR document, rather it was always embedded in the SOW and Frame agreement

You can follow below link to learn more about TOR

https://mymanagementguide.com/terms-of- ... -template/
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Manish P
PMP, PMI - ACP, SAFe Agilist
http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/7-effect ... ification/
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Re: SOW vs TOR

Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:13 am

TOR is more related to consultancy and professional services. SOW (statement of work or scope of work) belongs to Goods and Works.
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Re: SOW vs TOR

Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:19 am

tgalal wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:13 am
TOR is more related to consultancy and professional services. SOW (statement of work or scope of work) belongs to Goods and Works.
This is not true, SOW is widely used for services as well
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