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March 26, 2020 | Corry Flatt
Hi there—Corry Flatt, CEO of Bonfire here.
It’s no secret that procurement teams are facing unprecedented challenges right now. As provincial/state and local governments, schools, and public healthcare respond to COVID-19, procurement teams are working around-the-clock to ensure emergency procurements continue to happen quickly and compliantly. On top of that, you may even be navigating a new and unfamiliar reality of working from home.
I say it in the video below—procurement plays a vital role in any crisis. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that you meet project deadlines to serve the constituents who are looking to your public agency for help in times like these. As a leader in North American procurement technology, we want to help.
Over the past few weeks, Bonfire has heard so much client feedback that our strategic sourcing platform is playing a critical role in ensuring their procurements rise to the challenge in these uncertain times. Now, we want to help more public agencies meet their business continuity plans—which is why we have developed our Bonfire COVID-19 Emergency Response Program to offer our platform for free to public sector organizations in North America. I go into some more detail in my rather low-budget video below (when you’re practicing social distancing and don’t have any fancy equipment around your house, you do what you need to do!).
If you’re unfamiliar with Bonfire, our software brings the historically paper-and-Excel procurement process online, from bid and RFP listing, to vendor submission, to bid/proposal evaluation, to awarding a contract quickly and compliantly.
Our Emergency Response Program is completely free-of-charge and there is no obligation to continue with Bonfire once the Program is complete. The Program for new users includes:
At Bonfire, we currently help more than 350 public sector organizations action the mission-critical procurements that meet their constituents’ needs—even when working remotely.
We know that in times like these, there is so much uncertainty, and the demands on procurement are greater than ever. We want to assure you that we at Bonfire are here for you, and we’ll get through this together.
All the best,
Corry Flatt | Bonfire Interactive
As co-founder and CEO of Bonfire, Corry is responsible for driving Bonfire’s strategic direction while overseeing the company’s commitment to help procurement teams make the right purchasing decisions, easily. Passionate about the power of data, Corry is consistently on the lookout for how organizations can leverage insights to source smarter – not just as a function, but as a force for social good.
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