a formal arrangement for the supply of goods or services at a price agreed upon by both buyer and seller.
a contract resulting from dickering over the terms of the agreement
a contract that governs services whose authorizing statute requires the department to select the performing entity using a process other than the use of competitive bids
a fine tuned pre-construction contract that is modified to the clients satisfaction
In a negotiated contract the client selects, at the outset, one main contractor with whom to negotiate. In essence the arrangement is the same as that for a two-stage tender.