Vendor Engagement Strategy Consultation


In 2004, the InformationTechnology Services Branch (ITSB) asked the Forum to conduct a Vendor Engagement Strategy Consultation to assist it in preparing a strategy and implementation plan for developing and maintaining an ongoing dialogue with vendors, including both actual and potential providers of goods and services to ITSB and its clients within the federal government.

Building on an on-line survey of this group and interviews with a number of the consultation participants, the Forum organized two roundtables on behalf of ITSB in February 2005. This report summarizes the consultations and the key points in the roundtable discussion.