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Please join us on Thursday December 13th at 2pm for an NAEP webinar titled "The State of the RFP: an inside look at RFP benchmarks and what they mean for your team" presented by Bonfire.

When: Thursday, December 13, 2018
2:00 PM
Where: GoToWebinar
8840 Stanford Blvd., Suite 2000 Columbia, MD 21045
Columbia, Maryland  21045
United States
Contact: Sarah Woods

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NAEP Webinar presented by Bonfire

“The State of the RFP : an inside look at RFP benchmarks and
what they mean for your team” 

Thursday, December 13, 2018 |  2:00 PM ET

Complimentary Registration



The complexity and scrutiny of sourcing decisions has never been higher than it is today. Higher education procurement professionals must deliver timely, fair, high-value decisions, while balancing the needs of a growing number of stakeholders across campus.

In this climate, the Request for Proposal (RFP) has never been more relevant. Using our unique insight into how billions of dollars of purchasing decisions are made, we investigate key RFP benchmarks and how they are changing year to year. On December 13, join us for a rare glimpse ‘behind the scenes’ on over 6,600 RFP projects as we discuss the results of our comprehensive benchmarking survey.

Find out how other organizations structure their RFP process and how you can run your next RFP in the most effective way possible, using key benchmarks and metrics. After attending, you will be able to optimize your RFP process and deliver increased value to all stakeholders.

*Findings are based on anonymized first-party data from the Bonfire platform, drawing on a sample size of 6,600 RFP projects conducted at 190 organizations in North America between 2015 and 2017.


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will uncover whether they are running their RFPs in the most effective way possible and whether they are getting the most value possible from the process.
  • Participants will gain a better understanding of what they should look to include in an RFP process, based on how other organizations are structuring theirs and the results they are seeing.
  • Participants will be able to compare their purchasing performance with study benchmarks and consider possible metrics to track to measure their own impact.
  • Participants will learn about how the RFP is changing and the implications for them as procurement professionals.



Our Speakers



Diane Horvath, Manager, Procurement and Fairness Advisory Services, BDO Canada LLP

A versatile senior consultant with 30 years’ experience in higher education and government in the U.S. and Canada.  As Chief Operating Officer of Advancement at the University of Toronto, Diane was responsible for procurement / sourcing, and led projects to modernize her division’s IT infrastructure.  Prior to U of T, Diane served as a Director in Supply Chain Ontario, where she managed a portfolio of 70 vendor of record contract arrangements with a $2 billion value on behalf of the Government of Ontario and its ministries.  A lawyer by profession, Diane’s broad career experience also includes positions with federal, state, and local governments in the U.S., as well as the private sector.  In her current role, Diane brings her passion for obtaining “value for money” to all her clients.  Diane has an extensive track record of positioning procurement initiatives to deliver business outcomes, enhance service through process improvements, and collaborate with stakeholders in large, complex environments.

Lindsay Kroes, Content Specialist, Bonfire

Lindsay Kroes is Content Specialist at Bonfire, where she helps modern sourcing teams navigate the procurement technology landscape through relevant best practices, data insights, and other resources.





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Participants who attend this webcast will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. This time may be applied toward ISM’s CPSM/CPSD certification or C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. re-accreditation, or UPPCC’s CPPO/CPPB certification or recertification program requirements.

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