RFTs; Getting the Best Bids on the Table
Conclusion: Organisations that receive competitive and insightful responses to their RFTs for products and services know they do not come their way by accident, but due to sound planning and conscientious execution of the bid process.
Conversely, organisations that rush the bid process and give potential suppliers little warning of the RFT’s availability and insufficient time to respond are likely to find fewer than expected responses, or even an empty tender box, on the closing day.
About The Advisor
Alan Hansell is an emeritus IBRS advisor who focused on IT and business management. Alan specialised in critiquing and commenting on IT and business management trends, ways to justify and maximise the benefits from IT-related investment, IS management development and the role of the CIO. Alan has extensive experience in IT management, consulting and advising senior managers in matters related to IT investment. He was a Director in Gartner's Executive program and adviser to over 50 CIOs and business managers and before joining Gartner a consultant with DMR Group. He also worked as an IS professional, manager and industry consultant for IBM for nearly 30 years. Alan is a CPA and Associate of Governance Institute of Australia.