Change can be good when it brings innovative ideas and fresh enthusiasm, including in government contracting. But if not handled correctly, change can lead to bumps in the road or unexpected slowdowns.
There are ways to smooth the path, however, during a handover of responsibilities. They involve focusing on both the transition of the contract and the transition of people.
Here are seven best practices that we have learned and applied for years when approaching a contract transition:
TRANSITION OF CONTRACT
Whether relatively simple or very complex, transitions involve multiple stakeholders and a certain amount of time and expense. Based on our experience with numerous successful contract transitions for GSA and DHS, we have found that successful transitions begin early with coordination and planning: [Read more…]