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RFP vs. Cooperative Contract Process

Publicly funded organizations, such as government, education and non-profits source goods and services on a regular bases. See how established cooperative contracts can provide organizations an alternative to the RFP Process, which can be painful, costly and lengthy.

 

 

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RFP vs. Cooperative Contract Process?

Publicly funded organizations such as Government, Education and Non-Profits source goods and services on a regular basis. Established cooperative contracts provide organizations an alternative to the RFP Process, which can be painful, costly and lengthy.

 

Traditional RFP Steps

  • Can take 3 to 9 months to complete
  • Customer specs out equipment and defines project requirements
  • Draft, review and issue the RFP
  • Advertise RFP
  • Respond to vendor questions
  • Receive all RFP responses
  • Award contract based upon defined criteria
  • Respond to protests (if any)
  • Issue purchase order(s)
  • Review and maintain contract through defined term

 

Cooperative Contracts

  • Can take less than 1 month to complete
  • Customer works with local dealer or Sharp Business Systems representative to define needs
  • Select the Sharp contract which best meets those needs
  • Issue purchase order
  • DONE