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September 30, 2021 | Graham Jackson
Creating an RFP isn’t always straightforward—especially when you’re dealing with new or unfamiliar projects. Even if you find a few general templates from Google searches, it’s hard to know if these examples will get you the outcomes you’re looking for.
Just like us, you’ve probably thought that building RFPs should be easier. After all, if you’re looking at creating a new project for your agency, chances are that others have already been through the same process.
We’re excited to announce that building new RFPs just got easier with the all-new Bonfire Community Projects—a searchable collection of tens of thousands of public projects within our network of 500+ agencies across North America.
We’ve designed Community Projects to give you instant access to best-in-class projects from across procurement, including access to all supporting bid documents. We also knew that general search engines were, well, too general—so we’ve given you search tools that let you easily filter by location, organization, project type, and more.
Here’s how Community Projects can give you a head start on building quality, strategic RFPs for your next project:
Draw from tens of thousands of successful projects run by 500+ agencies across North America, so you can create quality, strategic RFPs using established practices from your peers.
Easily search through projects using a tool designed specifically for public procurement, without generic search results getting in the way. Filter by project type, location, organization, and more, giving you instant access to the most relevant projects for your next RFP.
Save time and ensure success by leveraging bid documents from other procurement professionals.
Learn from one of the industry’s largest communities of procurement professionals, with over 500 public agencies across North America. With thousands of projects added monthly, you can rest assured that you’re accessing the most relevant, trending projects from your peers.
As more demands are placed on procurement teams every year, tools need to adapt and provide faster, easier ways to keep up. With Community Projects, you can now leverage a huge collection of projects the next time you’ve got to start a new RFP.
There’s also more to Community Projects than just helping you speed through your next project. Keeping an eye on your peer’s projects is a great way to spot industry trends and best practices. Our search engine intelligently highlights fresh and trending projects based on the activity of your peers, so check in often and stay in the know for best practices, no matter the project.
We know that collaboration makes procurement better for everyone, whether or not you’re a Bonfire customer. To that end, we’re also releasing a completely free version of Community Projects, open to every professional in procurement. This free version—Bonfire Open Access Community Projects—gives you all the same search features for public projects in the Bonfire community.
Learn more about our free version here, and be sure to get on the list for early access when it arrives later this fall.
Graham Jackson | Bonfire Interactive
Graham has spent his career helping communicate and launch new technologies to both private and public industries. At Bonfire, Graham serves as a Product Marketing Manager, working to understand the needs of procurement professionals, ensuring that their voice is front and center when developing new tools and features.
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