Resource Availability VS Approved Supplier List

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Resource Availability VS Approved Supplier List

Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:31 am

PMBOK 2.2.1 States below as EEF (pg 40)
Resource Capability - Examples include include approved providers and subcontractors and collaboration agreements

PMBOK 2.3.1 States below as OPA (pg 38)
Preapproved supplier lists and various types of contractual agreements

I'm confused whether approved suppliers/ subcontractors and the agreement for the same are considered as EEF or OPA ? What is the difference between both lines highlighted above in blue
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Pranshul (Exam scheduled on 21-Nov) :roll:
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Re: Resource Availability VS Approved Supplier List

Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:30 pm

pranshul.rawat wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:31 am
PMBOK 2.2.1 States below as EEF (pg 40)
Resource Capability - Examples include include approved providers and subcontractors and collaboration agreements

PMBOK 2.3.1 States below as OPA (pg 38)
Preapproved supplier lists and various types of contractual agreements

I'm confused whether approved suppliers/ subcontractors and the agreement for the same are considered as EEF or OPA ? What is the difference between both lines highlighted above in blue
Good question
OPA are organizational process Asset - they are sort of accelerators that help project , Every organization has a list of pre approved and preferred suppliers list , which is usually owned by Procurement/sourcing function and is regularly updated.
In case project needs to BUY it can readily refer to list of pre approved or preferred supplier to save time, else project would have to scan entire market and may have to do RFI, before going for RFP

Please note that pre approved list of vendor can also be a constraint if the organization has a strict policy of not allowing project to BUY from outside that list

Also various of contractual template can be directly used off the shelf or modified by the project, hence again an accelerator.

EEF are internal and external factors which are mostly constraints for the project as they are not in project control,

Examples include contracting and purchasing constraints, approved providers and
subcontractors, and collaboration agreements.
This means that if the organization can have restriction on which suppliers can be engaged, or which kind of contracts can be used, if sub contractors can be used or not etc, it can create constraints for the project
Br,
Manish P
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