Procurement & Vendor Contract Negotiations
From requirements and RFP development, to evaluation, final award and executed contract, our team is ready to guide you through this process with exceptional results.
Our approach to the procurement of technology is premised on the need to identify tight, detailed requirements. Based on the requirements and functional specifications we identify and prioritize with your team, we then draft the Request for Proposal (RFP) on your behalf. This comprehensive document provides the vendor community with the essential information to prepare a robust response.
UtiliWorks can provide turn-key management of the RFP process. Among the many tasks that we manage on your behalf once the RFP is released are: advertising the RFP; setting the agenda and leading the pre-proposal meeting; receiving and responding to vendor questions; and publishing any necessary addenda. We also collaborate with you to plan and prepare for the work in upcoming phases including, but not limited to, the evaluation process, reference checks, and site visits.
Once you have selected a vendor, our team provides guidance and support during contract negotiations. Our experts review and provide editorial for the proposed Scope of Work (SOW), determine whether it is in compliance with your technical requirements and negotiate terms that are as favorable as possible to your utility.