COVID was the catalyst for intense analysis of all aspects of the supply chain and triggering a wholesale change in procurement culture. In a recent ProcureCon Canada webcast leaders across the procurement sector shared their COVID experience signaling changes in procurement practices.
All RFPs and similar bid proposals will be judged by the measures you take to safeguard the health of employees and customers. Here are the fundamentals to include in your updated policy.
Postings for Request for Proposals and other procurement bids were up by 47% for the 11 working days between May 01 - 15 on the Merx bid portal. In British Columbia it was up 10% .
Small businesses take heart, you will lead the revival. For small business to fail en masse because of the COVID-19 crisis is not an option for government.
Piquing the issuer's curiosity is one sure way of getting to the top of the list. Think bespoke. If it's not a bespoke proposal it's not inspired, and if it's not inspired it's not provocative.
While we’ve worked with many clients who have seen RFPs become a valuable revenue stream, we’ve also seen some respondents get discouraged with the RFP process, and with good reason: the time and effort it takes to pull together a winning proposal can be considerable.