Recently, I was graciously invited to participate in a podcast with Next Level Purchasing's President and CPO, Charles Dominick. The podcast (available here) weighs in at about a half hour, and quickly covers a lot of ground, ranging from some tips to conducting a successful RFP to some things you should try to avoid during the process or during the writing of the RFP document.
In the podcast, we talk about one of my favorite sourcing topics "What Not to Do", and covered some information found in Chapter 9 of the book "Managing Indirect Spend, Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing".
- If you don't have a 30 minutes to listen to the podcast, don't worry, Mr. Dominick was kind enough to break down the content into 7 RFP Planning Tips.
- If you need some guidance on further procurement best practices, and want to learn at your own pace, I encourage you to check out Next Level Purchasing's growing catalog of Procurement Training Courses.
If you need assistance in evaluating your company's RFP or sourcing processes, Source One may be able to help with our Procurement Best Practices Review Services.