Management of Contract Parties
Outsourcing activities to third parties is common practice within the pharmaceutical industry. The outsourcing of activities starts with the selection process. This process is critical to the success of your company, because you are most likely entering a long term relationship that should contribute to your company’s success. Upon selection, a Quality Agreement needs to be set up – next to the Service Agreement – where the responsibilities are defined. Once the agreements have been signed, quality oversight of the Contract Party becomes important. Havem can support you in all phases of outsourcing based on a broad experience with contractor management:
- Selection Process:
Establishment of requirements for the service your company needs.
Generation of a short list
Meeting potential candidate Contractors
Selection of preferred Party
Audit of the preferred Party
Establishment of a Quality Agreement, which defines the scope of the activities and the responsibilities of your company and the Contract Party. A clear and easy to understand agreement is essential in the relationship between you and the contracted party.
- Management contracted party:
Once the agreements have been signed and services are being provided, your Quality Management System should also include a process for management of your contracted party. Havem can assist you with the implementation of appropriate tools or even with management of your contracted parties.