Cost Effectiveness! Bang for your Buck! Maximizing Tax dollars! These are all common refrains in the new normal approach to local government administration. But how do governments reach this end? What internal processes can be managed to yield this result? One internal process which has an impact on both the budget and service delivery is the drafting of Requests for Proposal (RFP’s) and Requests for Quotation (RFQ’s). Effective drafting and management of these documents creates competition which could ensure local governments receive quality commodities and services at cost effective rates.
This course will cover the following topics:
· Writing RFPs/RFQs to encourage competitiveness
· Methods on properly grading and managing bids
· Legal and administrative pitfalls to avoid when managing the RFP/RFQ process