RFP/RFQ Preparation and Evaluation: Creating Requests for Proposals/Quotations from vendors and suppliers can be challenging for many clients. Establishing the proper procedures and protocols and the accompanying required and preferred criteria can often be the difference between a great or challenging strategic relationship.
Vendor Management: Many clients are so busy running their organization that they often do not have time to properly manager their vendors/suppliers. Working with outside vendors is a relationship and that means relationships have to be worked on and managed on an ongoing basis. Clients often fail to realize the full benefits of vendors when they only seek a product or service for a price. There are more attributes to strategic vendor relationships.