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Developing and Managing RFPs

October 29, 2019

1001 Centennial Way
Lansing, MI 48917

8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Early Bird Pricing (Ends Tuesday, October 15): $170 members/$255 nonmembers
Regular Pricing: $190 members/$285 nonmembers

An in depth review of the Request for Proposals (RFP) process including the development of the RFP through the evaluation of proposals and the award of the contract. Subjects covered include when to use a Request for Proposal versus an Invitation for Bid (IFB), writing specifications, managing the process, selection of an evaluation team, roles and responsibilities of the teams, evaluating and rating the proposals and pricing, conducting interviews/ demonstrations, negotiating with bidders, finalizing the subsequent agreement and administering the contract.

R = Purchasing Officer

Overnight accommodations can be made at the following hotels:

  • Country Inn & Suites; 517.827.7000; Mention MSBO for a rate of $85
  • Holiday Inn Express; 517.646.7000; Ask for State rate with MSBO to receive the $85 rate
  • Lansing Fairfield Inn & Suites; 517.886.1066; Mention MSBO for a rate of $85 Queen and $90 King
  • Lansing Residence Inn — Extended Stay; Ask for MSBO special rate of $132
  • Candlewood Suites; 517.351.8181; Mention MSBO for a rate of $85


Event Details

Oct 29 2019

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Michigan School Business Officials
1001 Centennial Way - Suite 200, Lansing MI 48917
msbo@msbo.org (517) 327-5920