Browsing All posts tagged under »public sector RFPs«

To what degree does legislation and related policy affect either positively or negatively the government tendering process?

June 28, 2011

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I write tenders & oversee tender evaluations for an Australian govt body – and I’ve always included criteria around “innovative” business processes & systems. Sadly the responses to these questions are usually very disappointing and just offer up the industry standard fare… I don’t think that a supplier having a competitive advantage contradicts the concept […]

Are public sector RFPs the equivalent of a pro wrestling match in terms of outcome?

June 27, 2011

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Has anyone had an experience challenging a requirement in an RFP as not a true requirement? Using Blake’s “must have completed some ridiculous certification course that I have never heard of” example, has anyone had experience challenging that as not necessary? Would the same results from someone who hadn’t completed the certification couse be just […]