DirectRFP is powered by LinkSource, a professional managed services provider. LinkSource provides seamless end-to-end RFP management, enhanced by the efficiency and automation of the DirectRFP software. Discover how the power of LinkSource and DirectRFP will drive the best results for your organization and take the pain out of the RFP process.
Pre-RFP planning is critical to a successful project. LinkSource helps you get started by offering all of the pre-RFP support you need, including:
Validating products and services in scope
Reviewing and consulting on business requirements and objectives
Assisting with RFP creation
Engaging more vendors requires a professional and comprehensible RFP. LinkSource helps develop all assets of your RFP, including:
Timeline — Launch date, Question Due, RFP Due date, Award date
Required Forms — Load required forms i.e., NDA, Security Docs, MSA.
RFP Questions — Load RFP Questions, ensure formatting, structure etc.
Vendor Selection — Load vendor, profiles and access.
Weighting — Weighting sections and service types based on importance.
Scoring — Score questions and answers.
After issuing your RFP, LinkSource helps you stay on top of all the required tasks that would typically take valuable time away from your team. Our ongoing management and support services include:
Being the single point of contact for buyers and vendors
Field and respond to questions from buyers and vendors
Assist with response analysis and scoring
Support a second round (re-open of RFP) if required before award
Hold vendors conference to review additional questions or clarifications needed
Evaluate and advice on overall questions and pricing for award
Send out award/no award notification to vendors based on evaluation
When the award is ready to be sent out, our LinkSource team will assist with any post-RFP tasks, including:
Gather any additional details required before moving to contracting stage
Revise pricing or request concessions if necessary
Assist with contract negotiation & review to include terms, commitments, pricing, T’s & C’s, business downturn, SLA’s, and more.
DirectRFP is LinkSource’s proprietary RFP software that eliminates the headache of the traditional RFP process. LinkSource leverages DirectRFP’s intelligent features to automate up to 90% of the RFP creation process, reduce ambiguous questions, and auto-score and analyze results for you. Discover more about how our platform’s features can benefit your team.
Reach out to us today and a strategic sourcing expert from LinkSource will provide you with more information about our RFP software and managed services.