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Sourcing

Before beginning your "assessment", let's outline the scope of what is being covered in this area. For the purposes of this exercise, we are defining the sourcing and tendering process as follows: 
The process of soliciting, evaluating, and selecting suppliers using any form of competitive bidding process.
  • Methods used may include supplier questionnaires (e.g. RFI), formal bids (e.g. RFQ or RFP), regulated public posting (e.g. OJEU), reverse auctions, etc.
  • The process may or may not be run by the Procurement department.
  • The goal is to obtain the right product or service with the best combination of price, quality and service; the lowest total cost of ownership; and the least supplier riskThe process of soliciting, evaluating, and selecting suppliers using any form of competitive bidding process.
  • Methods used may include supplier questionnaires (e.g. RFI), formal bids (e.g. RFQ or RFP), regulated public posting (e.g. OJEU), reverse auctions, etc.
  • The process may or may not be run by the Procurement department.
  • The goal is to obtain the right product or service with the best combination of price, quality and service; the lowest total cost of ownership; and the least supplier risk.

Business process:
  • Collection of requirements and other selection criteria (usually among end users, subject matter experts, Procurement, and others).
  • Development of a supplier questionnaire or RFx document.
  • Development of a list of suppliers to invite to bid.
  • Publishing of the solicitation.
  • Supplier response acceptance.
  • Evaluation of responses and selection of the supplier.
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