3-6.11 Resource Management

The Postal Service must maintain and appropriately manage the resources allocated for a specific contract. Resources that are pertinent to a contract are determined during Assess Resources activity of the Conceptualize Need task and the Revisit/Update Resource Assessment topic of Decide on Make vs. Buy task of USPS Supplying Practices Process Step 1: Identify Needs. Resources are allocated during the Allocate Resources for Contract Management activity of the Plan for Contract Management task of USPS Supplying Practices Process Step 3: Select Suppliers. The item manager and contracting officer must work together to successfully ensure that all required assets are being allocated and, once allocated, are functional.