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Solicitation Getting Started Toolkit - Overview

Quick Read: Solicitation Getting Started Toolkit - Overview

A purchasing office can be a valuable partner in collaborating with departments or agencies on solicitations by providing strategic support, whether through helping staff write effective and clear specifications, guiding them to use correct procurement processes, or by informing them of existing contracts that meet their needs. Such guidance may save departments from going too far down the wrong path, wasting time and causing delays in getting solicitations out the door.

This quick read introduces the Procurement Excellence Network's toolkit for getting solicitations started on the right foot. You'll be introduced to three tools you can use to shift towards more proactive engagement with other departments: a procurement intake form, a kickoff meeting slide deck, and an RFP getting started worksheet.