Procurement documents and what they do.

Procurement documents are an essential part of the procurement process. This article discusses some of the more common ones, what they’re for and how they’re used.

Procurement documents can be paper or electronic but, today, are more commonly digital. They facilitate an equitable bidding process and protect the seller from claims of unfair procurement practices. In nearly every case, procurement documents require the signature of an authorized representative of the buyer and seller.

Common procurement documents.

Your business type determines which procurement documents you’ll need most often. Purchasing goods and services requires a different set of documents than soliciting work from contractors. Learning which document to use and how to use it will save you time and money.

Below is a list of common procurement documents used in business today:

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