Getting Ready for Your Software Procurement RFP

An Action Plan for Government Leaders

 This eBook provides prospective POSSE® clients with factual, meaningful information that may be useful in preparing for your COTS software project, the development of your RFP, and subsequent vendor evaluation and selection.

Topics Covered in this eBook

Getting Ready For Your COTS+ Project

  • Assessing your agency’s readiness for a pre-configured COTS+ solution
  • How do government software projects succeed . . . or not?
  • Recommended project resources, skills, and available training

Preparing Your RFP Package

  • Understanding your preferred implementation approach
  • Understanding your project scope
  • Determining project pricing
  • Developing your procurement document

Evaluating and Selecting a Vendor

  • Look beyond the vendor’s proposal and product demo
  • Proven tips for effective independent vendor evaluation