Contract Management With CATS CM® Version 4: From Working on Contracts to Contracts That Work

Linda Tonkes & Gert-Jan Vlasveld
Release date:September 1, 2020
Publisher:Van Haren Publishing
Price:€ 40,28 (Incl. VAT), € 36,95 (Excl. VAT)

This book describes version 4 of CATS CM®. This methodology for contract management can be used in both private and public sector organisations, and is valid for both demand and supply side. Contract management is the realisation of intended contract objectives by proactively monitoring the fulfilment of all contractually established responsibilities, obligations, procedures, agreements, conditions and rates, resolving all ambiguities, contradictions and white spaces, managing all contract-related risks, and implementing all desired changes to the contract, during the execution phase.

CATS CM® offers a methodical and scalable approach to contract management. It provides a description of the principles, roles, and main issues for the contract manager and the best way of working. In addition to a description of the methodology, CATS CM®version 4 also offers specific tools for implementing contract management, for policy as well as for processes.

Increasingly, organisations recognise the importance of being in control of their business ecosystem. CATS CM® assists organisations to increase control of their joint responsibility both from a procurement and delivery point of view. A large number of organisations have chosen CATS CM® as the standard for their contract management processes.

This new version of CATS CM® has been developed with these various practices in mind. CATS CM® version 4 is based on the principle that the management of a contract in execution has strong similarities on both sides of the contract, i.e. demand and supply; both can best be described as working in conjunction with each other.

This book is intended for all who are responsible for, or deal with the execution of contracts: contract managers, business managers, delivery managers, project managers, service managers, facility managers, buyers, procurement managers, compliance managers, risk managers, account managers, sales managers and HR managers, along with their directors and board members on both sides of the contract.

Linda Tonkes

Linda Tonkes (1977) graduated as a Chartered Accountant at NIVRA-Nyenrode and worked with Deloitte from 1996 to 2011, when she left as a senior manager. She started her own accountancy firm in 2012 and has been involved in training, consulting and developing the CATS CM methodology since 2013 and has contributed to this book as a co-developer of the methodology and as a co-writer.

Gert-Jan Vlasveld

Gert-Jan Vlasveld (1957) studied IT at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. He worked with BSO from 1982 to 2000, in a number of functions. After having worked at a co-location provider for a year, he moved on to Facility Management and worked with Johnson Controls IFM from 2002 to 2007. Since 2002, he has been one of the co-developers of the CATS CM methodology. He is now involved as a co-writer, co-developer of the methodology, trainer, and advisor.