2017 was a huge year for Amazon, and 2018 is already off to an auspicious start for the e-Commerce giant.  Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in human history, the company has surpassed its neighbor Microsoft in total value, and the hunt is on for a second corporate headquarters.  The latter development is particularly interesting and informative for Procurement professionals.

Amazon commenced their search for HQ2 by publicly releasing a Request for Proposal.  Opening the project to every city in the United States and Canada, the document is a remarkably-slight 8 pages long.  Source One's Procurement and Strategic Sourcing consultants have seen significantly lengthier RFPs aimed at office supply purchasing.

Amazon's brevity in proposing this massive project can teach Procurement professionals a great deal about effective RFP construction.  In the first installment of our ISM2018 Session Insights series, Senior Project Analyst Jennifer Engel discusses some key takeaways.  She examines the document and offers suggestions for companies looking to follow Amazon's lead.

Visitors to ISM2018 can count on many conversations regarding Amazon and its continued success. Get a head start by checking out this episode today.
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