I am hearing that our department (support services) is looking to take all our vendors and consolidate them under one vendor. The idea being less admin work and that the consolidating vendor would be responsible for ensuring vendor performance.
My thoughts are that you really don't have any vendors who can "do it all" and you will end up paying a management fee on top of the management fees already being charged be the individual vendors. In addition, I think we increase our risk by losing control of not being able to deal directly with each vendor parter.
I could see how this would work if you say have one company run all your document services, another all your facilities services, etc. But to lump them all in one seems a bit strange.
Anyone with other thoughts?