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Bonfire for
RFP Evaluation

A great Request-for-Proposal process is only half the equation—the most effective, impactful RFP results happen when there’s seamless communication and collaboration.

With tools designed for in-app collaboration and industry insights, Bonfire RFP software empowers procurement to play a critical strategic role in assembling the right people to make value-added contributions to your agency. 

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What makes Bonfire so great at managing RFPs?

Bonfire makes it easy for procurement to engage stakeholders at the right moments throughout the RFP process, giving them the tools to do their work quickly, then get back to their day jobs.

Integrated Approvals Workflow

Capture your existing approvals process in Bonfire for consolidated visibility, turnkey compliance, and efficient approver engagement. With a fully integrated internal process, everyone is on the same page and projects can run on time—making both procurement and your stakeholders happy.

Powerful Online Evaluation Tools

Group together different stakeholders involved in your RFP to control document visibility and make evaluations as simple as possible. Then, give them a centralized place to review and score proposals, be notified about deadlines, and complete evaluations on time from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Customized Digital Scorecards

Simplify the scoring experience and eliminate errors with digital scorecards that capture scores, comments, and notes. Scorecards are one click away and only populate criteria relevant to the reviewer, eliminating confusion on what to score and how to score it.

Advanced RFP Evaluation Tools

To efficiently evaluate larger amounts of data like price lists or question-sets, Bonfire has advanced purpose-built evaluation tools that help your stakeholders review complex information and confidently add their scores.

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  • Bonfire Questionnaires

    Use templates to effortlessly collect and aggregate vendor data for side-by-side comparison and auto-scoring.

  • Bonfire Bid Tables

    Easily filter supplier data and rank price, sort items into baskets, and perform what-if analyses to optimize vendor selection.

  • Bonfire Multi-Category Decisions

    Create parent and child projects to distribute decisions and make multiple awards across separate locations or categories.

  • Bonfire Reverse Auctions

    Run reverse auctions online to encourage competition between a shortlisted group of vendors—no vendor training required.

Start your competitive procurements strong

Procurement experts widely agree that most complex RFP delays and missteps can be traced back to poor project planning. Use the Bonfire Intake module to collect requests, then use built-in approvals workflows and communication tools to plan requirements, document approvals, and align on timing and budget.  

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Structure your project effortlessly

Leverage industry data and templates from similar projects to structure your competitive procurements. Create digital scorecards that capture the required criteria, and organize your evaluation team into groups so every stakeholder is only evaluating what’s relevant to them.

Evaluate proposals from anywhere

Centralize all proposal documents so that evaluators can add scores—any time, any place. Get a live view into scoring and evaluator progress to address red flags before they even arise. With visual and dynamic charts, quickly dig into scoring data to analyze and compare results.

Built-in collaboration at every step

From project planning, to gathering approvals, then RFP solicitation and project evaluation, Bonfire brings the right collaborators in at the right time, so that you can spend less time managing your process and more time strengthening relationships and making valuable contributions to your agency.

Bring the power of collaboration and industry insights to all your bids and RFPs

Do you run a mixture of price-only bids and complex RFx? Bonfire is designed for both.

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Drive more impact with your RFPs

Join the hundreds of other public sector organizations using Bonfire to run 100% compliant RFPs, harnessing the power of collaboration and industry insights.

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