This webinar will teach you how to craft a Request for Proposal (RFP) with confidence. Contractors will gain insight into how to ask the right questions and what is involved in getting an award through the RFP process.
This webinar will discuss in detail the definition of a request for proposal, when to use it, how to draft it, and more. It will provide a better understanding of how contracts are created after an RFP process is completed.
Any person assigned to do a Request for Proposal (RFP) or be on a scoring team should attend this webinar to have the skills to get the best possible results.
Ken Jones has been working in the public and non-profit procurement field for over 30 years. He worked for the New York State Office of Taxation and Finance as a Purchasing Assistant from 1985-87 and left there to work for the University at Albany, SUNY where he served as a Purchasing Agent and in 1999 was the Assistant Director supervising and providing training for the Office of Purchasing and Contracts. This included proving training for both State procurement and The Research Foundation for SUNY procurement rules and regulations. His previous purchasing experience included procuring commodities, services, and construction for the departments on campus.A past Director of the SUNY Purchasing Association, Ken retired from the position of Assistant Director in January of 2014. However, he was requested to continue to assist the office through the end of 2014. Ken worked part-time for the SUNY Center for International Development as a Procurement Specialist assisting primarily with their program in Kenya, Africa. Ken has trained many University staff on procurement rules and regulations. He established online ordering processes with vendors ranging from Office supplies to Lab chemicals and continued to provide training in his recent positions. After the Kenya Contract expired Ken continued to assist the UAlbany Purchasing Office with complex procurements through July of 2021. Ken has presented on various procurement topics both in person and on the Web for over 10 years.