Webinar 022819: The State of the RFP: An Inside Look at RFP Benchmarks and What They Mean for Your Team

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    Webinar Recording

    Presented by: 
    1.Omar Salaymeh, Executive Director of Client Success
    2.Stephen Whittaker, Management Consultant, BDO
    3.Lindsay Kroes, Content Specialist, Bonfire
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    The complexity and scrutiny of sourcing decisions has never been higher than it is today. Public sector procurement professionals must deliver timely, fair, high-value decisions, while balancing the needs of a growing number of stakeholders and ensuring transparency and accountability.

    In this climate, the Request for Proposal (RFP) has never been more relevant. Using our unique insight into how billions of dollars of purchasing decisions are made, we investigate key RFP benchmarks and how they are changing year to year. On February 28, join us for a rare glimpse ‘behind the scenes’ on over 6,600 RFP projects as we discuss the results of our comprehensive benchmarking survey.

    Find out how other organizations structure their RFP process and how you can run your next RFP in the most effective way possible, using key benchmarks and metrics. After attending, you will be able to optimize your RFP process and deliver increased value to all stakeholders.

    *Findings are based on anonymized first-party data from the Bonfire platform, drawing on a sample size of 6,600 RFP projects conducted at 190 organizations in North America between 2015 and 2017.


     After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1.Participants will uncover whether they are running their RFPs in the most effective way possible and whether they are getting the most value possible from the process.
    2.Participants will gain a better understanding of what they should look to include in an RFP process, based on how other organizations are structuring theirs and the results they are seeing.
    3.Participants will be able to compare their purchasing performance with study benchmarks and consider possible metrics to track to measure their own impact.
    4.Participants will learn about how the RFP is changing and the implications for them as procurement professionals.

    Presenter Bio

    As the Executive Director of Customer Success at Bonfire, Omar Salaymeh focuses on ensuring success for all Bonfire clients including on-boarding, training, and continued product adoption.  He is passionate about enabling procurement professionals to be more effective and successful in their roles. He has led hundreds of organizations in implementing Bonfire and is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups.

    Lindsay Kroes is Content Specialist at Bonfire, where she helps modern sourcing teams navigate the procurement technology landscape through relevant best practices, data insights, and other resources.

    Stephen Whittaker is a management consultant currently working with BDO Canada's Advisory Services practice focusing on Procurement Transformation, P2P/S2P (eProcurement) system evaluation, selection and project management in addition to leading and/or collaborating on client strategic procurement initiatives. Prior to joining BDO Stephen spent over 10-years as Director of Procurement Services with the University of Toronto. While at UofT Stephen co-founded the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM). Stephen is the recipient of multiple awards for procurement innovation and productivity improvement.

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  • Webinar 022819: The State of the RFP: An Inside Look at RFP Benchmarks and What They Mean for Your Team (non-member)
    $190.00 USD
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    Registration Deadline: Wednesday February 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST - Registrations cannot be accepted the day of the Webinar.


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