SMU’s OE2C project has identified its next initiative: to update and streamline the University’s contracting processes.
To meet this goal, an SMU team “will seek to update risk policies to streamline the contracting process and to create a prioritization system for contract requests,” according to an update for SMU’s OE2C website dated Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
“These actions will help individuals understand how the contracting process works and create more transparency about the time required,” says Bill Detwiler, associate vice president for business services and program manager for OE2C.
Simmons Dean David Chard and Professor of Music Thomas Tunks, a former SMU associate provost, will lead the Contract Administration initiative. Additional team members are being identified. The organizers expect their work to begin in early September.