In this step of the Contract Life Cycle, with an executable contract ready, the Department of Health Services (DHS) now can execute and manage the contract. DHS business area assigns a Contract Administrator, and the roles of all parties are defined. "Contract Management" implies that the contract is being monitored by DHS to assure that the terms and conditions of the contract are being met, that successes and milestones are being measured, and that areas of improvement or opportunity are being identified and incorporated into the ongoing work.
The DHS business area's Contract Administrator is responsible for establishing and managing the relationship with the contractor, to assure that the contract deliverables and requirements are being met, and to enforce interim actions to improve contract performance. The DHS Bureau of Strategic Sourcing works in unison with the DHS business area Contract Administrator to provide assistance, conduct oversight, and assure adherence to timelines within the contract.
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