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    Compare Your Purchasing Process: RFP vs. Cooperative Contracts

    By: Jason Boutwell
    May 24, 2018

    The original intent for the Request for Proposal (RFP) process made sense. As part of the procurement process for state agencies, schools and non-profits, RFPs provided a clear way to find out what your organization needed, what was available from vendors and who could provide th…

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    What You Need to Know about a Sourcewell Membership

    By: Jason Boutwell
    July 10, 2017

    Sourcwell aims to simplify the purchasing and procurement process - and they do it through offering cooperative contracts to their members. The cost savings and stress-free nature of Sourcewell cooperative contracts creates an enticing alternative to RFPs. By simply becoming a me…

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    11 Easy Steps From Sourcewell Membership to Satisfied Competitive Solicitation

    By: Jason Boutwell
    February 10, 2017

    As a school district administrator or city purchasing official, you are likely familiar with the request-for-proposal (RFP) process. For quite some time, it's been an unskippable hurdle for upgrading telephone systems or any other equipment for your school system or government ag…

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    When You Should Start Thinking About Switching Telecom Services

    By: Jeff S. Olson
    May 25, 2016

    When you think about switching telecom services, it’s not a small decision. You will probably need to read the fine print on documents that you may have chosen to ignore up to this point. It will probably involve some research, the deciphering of the legalese in the contracts, an…

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