"The whole strata community owes a huge debt of gratitude to you and the OCN executive. Much appreciated."
3.5.1 The very first executive committee meeting
At the first executive committee meeting be very wary of approving long-term contracts. It may cost a little more to agree on short term contracts for key service provider roles (1 year or less), but it will give you the opportunity to evaluate their quality and time to research the market alternatives and negotiate properly after the initial contract period is up.