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Which of the following activities is not included in the Conduct Procurements process?

A. Obtaining seller responses
B. Selecting potential sellers
C. Selecting a seller
D. Awarding a contract
HINT: Potential sellers are identified during planning for the procurement management.

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is B.

The Conduct Procurements process is a process of obtaining and evaluating the bidder responses, selecting the best bidder for making a contract. In contrast, the list of potential bidders could be developed in the Plan Procurement Management process by conducting market research to identify the capability of the market and certain vendors.

Details for each option:

A. Obtaining seller responses
Incorrect. Vendor responses are obtained and evaluated as part of the Conduct Procurements.

B. Selecting potential sellers
Correct. Potential sellers are often selected during the Plan Procurement Management process.

C. Selecting a seller
Incorrect. Selecting a seller that meets the project procurement requirements is the main purpose of conducting procurements.

D. Awarding a contract
Incorrect. After selecting the best seller to provide needed products or services, a procurement contract is awarded and signed by the relevant parties during the Conduct Procurements process.

Reference: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page(s) 474, 486-488

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