In April 2010 and April 2011, the Human Resources department, Office of the President, and Strategic Sourcing completed two separate competitive bid processes (RFPs) for consulting services to cover organizational effectiveness and staff development activities. The purpose of these consulting services is to improve productivity through organization change and process improvements, and to facilitate changes in employee performance through professional development. Thirty-eight vendors have been approved for systemwide contracts. These master Professional Service Agreements (PSAs) can be used for projects when the University does not have suitable internal resources available. This number of firms allows the University to obtain a full range of services, to provide local coverage for all campuses, to secure pricing alternatives for similar services, and to avoid capacity limitations caused by the relatively small size of most firms.