Foster end user buy-in of competition. End users who pay for the required goods and/or services out of their own budget usually value strong competition. If that’s not the budgeting scenario – and it isn’t always – then see if there’s another way for the end user to benefit from a reduction the cost:
- A share of the savings
- A good program evaluation
- Some recognition that they did the right thing for the larger organization
Tasked as Technical Authority on an RFP? Never done it before? Done it before but not entirely happy with how it turned out? This is one of six posts on what contractors hope you do in that position, but are reluctant to tell you to your face.