White Paper: EVERYBODY WINS: Crafting a Solicitation that Fosters Transparency, Best Value, and Collaborative Partnership
This white paper picks up where "We 'No Bid,' and I'll Tell You Why" left off. Presented by the NIGP Business Council, this paper continues the discussion and digs deeper to discover what agencies can do to optimize the number and quality of supplier submissions to ensure that agencies can realize their operational goals. After talking to procurement professionals at Forum, local conferences, events, and webinars, the Business Council members who authored the original white paper address comments and questions they have been asked in "Everybody Wins: Crafting a Solicitation that Fosters Transparency, Best Value, and Collaborative Partnership." The paper's main goal is to help agencies save time, money, and resources while improving their RFP/IFB processes. This paper includes recommended practices that procurement professionals should consider when developing an RFB/IFB in the context of four unique procurement categories: Commodities, Capital Equipment, IT and Services. Also included are three key quick reference guides that you’ll want to keep handy at all times.