Creating and Managing Effective Statements of Work Seminar

March 27, 2018
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Nestle HealthScience
One SouthWest Crossing,11095 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Instructor: Denise Tuhy, FMP, CPSM, C.P.M., Principal Stratregic Sourcing Specialist, Medtronic

About the Workshop:     Nearly all businesses utilize outside suppliers for indirect goods and services. Effectively managing these suppliers is key for every organization to make sure all expectations are met at the lowest total cost. The purpose of this course is to provide guidance on how to write a Statement of Work (SOW).  It will discuss several key elements that should be contained in the SOW and address some of the important things to consider when writing a SOW.  A well-written SOW can prevent disagreement, misunderstanding, and potential disputes between the company and the supplier.

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what a Statement of Work is and its purpose
  • Recognize the different Statement of Work types
  • Understand how to prepare a good Statement of Work and what is included
  • Understand things to avoid when writing a Statement of Work
  • Understand how to formulate the different components of the Statement of Work
  • Understand the consequences of a poor Statement of Work


Students will work though “real world” practical cases in small groups to assure a full understanding of the materials. Excellent handouts which you can use back at your workplace will be provided to all attendees.

Who Should Attend:  This course will be helpful for Sourcing and Procurement practitioners of any experience level.  However, it will be of most help to those new to the field up to those with 5-10 years of experience.  If you have responsibility for categories such as facility maintenance, technical services, construction or professional consulting, the content of the workshop will be especially helpful.

Speaker Bio:  Denise Tuhy is a Principal Strategic Sourcing Specialist at Medtronic.  She has 20+ years of corporate contracting experience in writing Statements of Work for both the medical and facilities projects.  Denise has a B.A. Degree in Personal Administration and is a lifetime C.P.M. She received her CPSM in 2008 and has a Facility Management Professional "FMP" credential from IFMA - International Facility Management Association.  Denise has a passion for working effectively with her stakeholders and her suppliers to assure expectations are met by both parties.

Registration Deadline:  March 23, 2018  (After this date, please contact the ISM-TC office at 651-482-7704)

Visitor spaces in front of building or in open air ramp.


7:30 a.m. Check-In
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Seminar


$195.00 ISM-Twin Cities member fee

$250.00 Non-member fee