This presentation will focus on selecting the best vendors for a specific study, including vendor costs in the study budget, and how to successfully collaborate with the vendors from startup to close out. (This session will not cover qualification of vendors.) The speaker will review the most common types of vendors needed for clinical research studies, what information each type will request from the study sponsor, and how to develop vendor budgets. There will be a discussion on how to review vendor proposals to determine the best fit for the study. Once selected, the speaker will review methods to ensure oversight of the vendor during the length of the study.