The only reason for posting this document is that I believe it never hurts to be reminded. Inspaction Sourcing put together this document as a reminder of what to do. The one I focus on is establishing realistic deadlines.

What I often see are organizations that will take 2 months to draft up the RFP then only allow the supplier 1 month to submit their proposals. Then take another 2 months to complete the evaluations. It would seem that a 4 to 1 ratio is not equitable.

More time for the supplier should get you better results and more bids.

I also like the last page which is titled “document everything”. With QCsolver Inc. you can actually store and find all the documentation associated with the RFP in one easy to search and centralized repository.


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