Thomas O'Neill

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Request for Proposals: Stop Wasting Your Time!

Posted by Thomas O'Neill on Mar 9, 2015 9:39:00 AM

There are many different takes on how to develop a Request for Proposal (RFP) or  how to organize requests to obtain the best results With a majority of the discussion focused on why RPFs are so important, it's rare for someone to question the process. However, we're here to tell you why a RFP on some categories is NOT productive.
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Your Guide to Creating the Perfect RFP

Posted by Thomas O'Neill on Feb 23, 2015 11:46:00 AM

When you are tasked with developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) it is tempting to find a template that has been used in the past in order to get things moving quickly. The problem with this method is that the "boiler plate" templates used in the past were likely designed for a very different situation than yours and designed to satisfy needs that may not parallel your company's needs. It can result in "boiling the ocean", collecting a lot of information that is irrelevant to your situation, and not getting the information you really need to make the right supplier selection decision. 

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The Difference Between RFI, RFP and RFQ

Posted by Thomas O'Neill on Feb 3, 2015 10:44:06 AM

Many times it is hard to distinguish the difference between request for information, request for proposal and request for quotation. This can be extra concerning when you're not sure when in the procurement process to use each. CoVest is here to clarify the difference and get you started on the road to supplier selection. 
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Partners in Contingent Labor - HCMWorks and CoVest Sourcing Network

Posted by Thomas O'Neill on Dec 2, 2014 10:46:00 AM

CoVest is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with HCMWorks in order to bring our members The Talent Exchange. 

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Pros and Cons of Contingent Labor

Posted by Thomas O'Neill on Dec 1, 2014 10:37:00 AM

With the contingent workforce steadily increasing, it is crucial for organizations to truly understand the good and bad that comes with it.

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