In today's harsh business environment and ruthless global economy, organizations are finding it imperative to focus on their core businesses in order to shed weight, become lean and stay competitive. This trend requires these organizations to develop outsourcing strategies for all non-core activities. Contracting is at the center of all outsourcing and contracting processes. The courses in Meirc's Contracts Management category give you a solid understanding of all contracting methodologies. The content provided in these courses will help you understand the entire procurement process while ensuring your skills stay effective, current and on target. All phases in the contracting process are covered, starting with contract preparation, tendering and negotiation to contract award, administration and management.