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There are as many combinations of names for these resources as there are industries. This includes such descriptions as “supplier and provider,” “consultant and advisor,” “distributor and manufacturer representative,” and “subcontractor and partner.” This PMO function captures the essence of all such resources under the term “vendor/contractor,” indicating that they provide a product or service in support of the project effort, per an established contract or agreement, and undoubtedly for some remuneration.