To make its procurement decisions the real estate and facilities management department of Phillips Electronics, North America, adopted a combination of criteria including a firm's past experience with people on their staff, with other facilities managers, and with their business managers, reference checks with trade associations, checks with contractors to see what they thought of architects, and checks with architects to find out which general contractors they liked to work with. Prospective ve...

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5.2.1 Select suppliers/outsourced contractors
13.1 Develop and manage supplier/customer partnerships
5.2.2 Work with suppliers/outsourced contractors

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