The road to public sector procurement and selection efforts can be fraught with sharp curves, potholes, and dead ends. In addition, the process is lengthy and typically requires extensive participation of client resources.

As the backbone of the procurement and selection effort, the Request for Proposal (RFP) is a highly structured document that specifies minimally acceptable administrative, functional, technical, and cost requirements. To develop an effective RFP, SDI brings proven document templates and RFP-related best practice processes to bear and works cooperatively with client executives, managers, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to craft the RFP into one specific to each client’s needs and requirements.

SDI provides clients with experienced and qualified consultants that not only take the burden of managing the procurement and selection process off client resources, but that also efficiently utilize client resources to minimize time away from their daily responsibilities.

SDI’s Services: Appropriate for Virtually Any Technology Procurement

SDI provides a full range of procurement and selection services to include the development of:

  • Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Administrative, Functional, Technical, and Cost Requirements
  • Potential Vendor Lists and Pre-RFP Release Notifications
  • Vendor Proposal Evaluation Process
  • Proof-of-Concept (POC) Scripts
  • Negotiations Strategies
  • Board/Council Presentations

SDI’s services provide clients the following features:

  • Extensive procurement and selection experience help ensure a successful procurement.
  • Extensive experience in developing RFPs helps insulate procurements from protest.
  • Extensive experience in developing requirements helps ensure requirement sets are comprehensive and complete.
  • Extensive experience in developing RFP cost templates helps ensure apples-to-apples comparison of vendor pricing
  • Extensive experience in developing vendor POCs helps ensure clients evaluate the functions and processes critical to them, not just those vendors want to show.
  • Extensive experience in developing proposal evaluation processes helps ensure clients select the best value solutions
  • Extensive experience in developing proposal evaluation processes helps ensure clients select the best value solutions.
  • Extensive experience in contract negotiations helps ensure clients obtain favorable terms and address critical success items.
  • Extensive project management experience helps ensure clients consider and appropriately plan for schedule, scope, and resource requirement

The Benefits of Choosing the SDI Team

  • 20+ year resume of planning, procuring, implementing, and operating complex, large-scale enterprise
  • Extensive, hands-on technical knowledge of core enterprise applications.
  • Deep functional expertise in underlying business/operational processes and associated workflows, controls, compliance, and challenges PMP-Certified project management and proven PMI-based delivery methodologies.
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