February 10, 2015

Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning Your Next Relocation RFP

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Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning Your Next Relocation RFP

Those of you tasked with managing a bid for mobility services are probably familiar with the basic steps: develop a questionnaire, send it out, score the results, and schedule a site visit for top contenders. But if you really want to ensure that your RFP process, and your ultimate mobility contract, really meet your company’s mobility objectives, a few key steps can save you time and money.

Tips for Relocation RFPs

Our quick tip sheet, Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning Your Next Relocation RFP, is based on our experience working with experts at companies who have managed many RFP bids for relocation services. It takes a look at five of the most common pitfalls, including:

1. Failure to understand your company’s total needs

2. Neglecting to perform due diligence on bidders

3. Setting an unrealistic timetable or budget for the RFP process

4. Underestimating the approval process

5. Developing a questionnaire that focuses on fee alone

More Relocation Contracting Best Practices!

If our tip sheet piques your interest, you may also want to request the comprehensive Cartus RFP Playbook,which contains best practices and guidance for planning, managing, and evaluating an RFP for mobility services. The RFP Playbook is also supplemented by samples of a Bid Cost Worksheet and sample RFP questions. We’d be happy to speak with you about your relocation bid needs and answer any questions you may have concerning the Playbook.

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