This presentation was led by Joseph P. Naughton-Travers, Ed.M., Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS at the 2015 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute in Washington, D.C. on October 27, 2015. In the presentation, Joseph P. Naughton-Travers covered the steps for vetting vendors and their products and services; how to ensure the best value and performance through contact negotiations; and key elements to building a project plan with your vendor and your team. Other presenters in this session included: Alsten Tauro, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS Nancy Toscano, Ph . . .