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For some time now, more fleet supplier decisions involve, or are even managed by, procurement or purchasing staff. The RFPs they generate focus on the quantifiable. Fleet managers know, however; that suppliers are set apart as much by intangibles. Here are some tips on quantifying these intangibles.

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How Technology Streamlines Procurement

The fleet procurement process, like most other aspects of fleet, is heavily dependent on the capabilities of modern-day technology. Online-based procurement systems help fleet and procurement professionals understand more about their operations so they can make impactful decisions.

How an RFI Can Improve Your RFP

A request for information (RFI) is a less-widely used tactical tool that can provide vital pre-RFP information, including a market analysis that can better inform an RFP when it does go out.

Real-World Advice on How to Excel on a Fleet Sourcing Team

To be successful on a sourcing team, you need to be open-minded about exploring all available service channels and partners. However, open-minded doesn’t mean being open-headed. You must listen and entertain new ideas, but also temper such a practice and attitude with pragmatism and knowledge.

Are Pre-Bid Conferences Necessary?

Many public sector fleet managers have eliminated the pre-bid conference in purchasing vehicles and equipment, citing the practices of piggybacking on state contracts or joining purchasing cooperatives.

Analyzing RFPs: Methodology for Best Practices

The RFP process can get bogged down with unneeded detail when procuring fleet programs and services. Reviewing and analyzing responses become cumbersome. Here are some ideas to simplify the process.