This 10-part Learning Lab series is based on the recently revised Global Best Practice (GBP) Request for Proposals and delves into each of the elements in the GBP.
INSTRUCTORS: Stéphanie Dion, CPPB, Manitoba Hydro; Victor Leamer, CPPB Spokane County, WA; Michael Thornton, CPPO, City of Leesburg, FL
Learning Lab 6: Communication / Engagement with your Suppliers
Did you know you can engage with suppliers during the procurement process? A well thought out Supplier engagement can provide tremendous value to both the supplier and entities.
March 9, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 7 Part 1: Treasure Map for Suppliers
We will discuss examples of essential information required to portray intent correctly in the RFP. This is essential in order for suppliers to understand your needs and provide the best proposal possible.
March 23, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 7 Part 2: Statement of work/Requirement writing (pre-requisite: Learning Lab 7 Part 1: Treasure Map for Suppliers
This learning lab will be focused on practicing spec writing for actual procurements students are involved in.
March 25, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 8: The End in Mind - Post Evaluation Steps
This session will cover various steps we often forget about and must be prepared for should they occur. This is where the scrutiny will make a well crafted and executed RFP shine.
April 20, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 9: Tales from the Trenches: When Rubber Hits the Road!
This lab will focus on practitioners' tips, lessons learned and application of professional judgment.
April 22, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Learning Lab 10: RFP Misfits
Improve your solicitation by including often overlooked, seldom used variations/elements to customize your RFP documents and evaluation methodology.
April 29, 2PM - 4PM (EDT)
Additional RFP Learning Labs Coming in Fall 2021