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These questions can be asked when the company is evaluating a vendor or consultant relationship. 

  • How many active organizations do you currently represent?
  • What industries?
  • Are you working with any direct competitors of ours?
  • Do you have any exclusive or nonpoaching agreements with any of these organizations?
  • Do you have an existing retainer with any of these?
  • What is the average length of your assignments during the last year?
  • Depict the scope of work for a typical assignment.
  • What database or project tools are you familiar with, such as Access or Project?
  • What other tools are needed for the level of tasking requested?
  • What is your expectation of onsite versus offsite work?
  • If additional assets are required to meet the scope of work (SOW), how would these be recruited and deployed?
  • Do you have a model agreement that you prefer to use, and is it modularized for adding SOWs or tasking within an SOW?
  • Do any of your assignments feature early completion incentives?
  • What is your preferred compensation structure?


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