Vendor selection and RFP services

Make right first time software investments

Vendor and software selection services

If you are looking to select the right software to provide long lasting benefits and streamline your business, we can help.

Conduit helps organisations to clearly define their requirements and decision-making criteria, before thoroughly evaluating software solutions against those to select the right tool for the job.

Our experienced consultants can manage the vendor selection and RFP process from start to finish, minimising business disruption and the risk of selecting the wrong supplier.

What we offer

Scope, vision and requirements definition

The right decision requires the right planning and groundwork. Before engaging with software vendors you need be clear on the requirements and the outcomes you want to achieve. What are the problems are you trying to solve? Where would the biggest impact be seen? Are you and your team ready for change?

Companies often leap into software selection with the right intentions but not enough of the right preparation. Only to discover that they have not been able to communicate their most important needs, or that with some changes, they could live with their existing solution.

How Conduit can help:

  • Readiness assessment: helping you decide if the time is right to invest or if optimising current software would be more cost-effective 
  • Mapping of existing processes to identify friction and potential productivity gains; giving vendors crucial context into your business
  • Defining future state vision and goals
  • Requirements gathering, prioritisation and documentation
  • Team and stakeholder engagement to ensure consensus is achieved and new solutions are well adopted

RFP and bid process management

A well-handled request for proposal (RFP) process allows you to compare multiple vendors, quickly revealing the strengths and weaknesses that will inform your decision. The RFP document details the project specifics , including scope, budget and target delivery schedule and asks software vendors to respond with a bid for the work. Multiple bids can then easily be compared, using weighted scoring if necessary, to establish the right choice.

Conduit can provide end to end RFP coordination and bid process management

Prepare RFP
Send & coordinate   
Evaluate responses
Finalise & contract

Vendor selection case studies

Guiding Sony Professional Solutions Europe (PSE) in selecting a sophisticated CRM platform to reduce costs, whilst providing campaign management flexibility & enhanced customer insight capture

Achieving success and minimal disruption in replacing a poorly performing, poorly adopted software solution with one wholly aligned to the needs of a rapidly expanding, sales-driven business 

Requirements gathering and RFP process coordination for the selection of an events and venue management solution that meets the needs of multiple teams and departments

Let us do the legwork and take the risk out of software selection

To speak with one of our team about how Conduit can help with your software selection project, call 020 3026 7449 or click on the button below to schedule a call:

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