Outcome-Focused Accountability for MOUs and Contracts

This two-day course is designed to assist county staff with fundamental knowledge of how to initiate, prepare, complete and present county contracts, memorandum of understanding (MOUs) and other agreements. Participants will also learn more about Outcome-Focused Accountability contracting and the opportunities to better utilize these principles to their county’s contracting and MOU process with other community partners, contractors and county agencies and departments.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Manage county contracts effectively and efficiently from start to finish
  • Recognize the focus and outcome of the contract is between the county and the contractor
  • Identify what Outcomes Focused Accountability is and how it relates to successful project outcomes
  • Identify various types of county contracts, agreements, MOUs and methods of soliciting contractors
  • Discover the importance of the “scope of work” in the contract be clear, manageable, and present with accountability
  • Evaluate the importance of appropriate risk management and methods between the county and contractor
  • Employ strategies for efficient and effective contract management including monitoring tools for positive outcomes between two or more contractors
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