Bonfire for Utilities Procurement

Sourcing software built for the unique needs of water, energy, and sanitary utilities.

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Build a faster,
smoother sourcing process

Offline procurement processes are an obstacle to delivering high-quality, cost-effective services. Ensure a timely, thorough procurement process with Bonfire’s all-in-one posting, submission, evaluation, and vendor management platform.

When your buyers are buried by manual work, there is a constant risk of error, missed timelines, and misalignment with internal clients.

Bonfire digitizes the entire purchasing process from posting to award, providing one platform for buyers and stakeholders to easily collaborate on spending decisions. With clear visibility into project progress, buyers are empowered to proactively address roadblocks and ensure on-time project delivery, every time.

  • Post, receive, and evaluate bids and RFPs on one online platform
  • Run all projects types and complexities: from simple bids, to bulk parts and supplies, to pumping stations and professional services
  • Know where you stand with real-time progress dashboards
Whether you’re sourcing transformers, construction, or professional services, delays in your procurement increase the risk of disruption to the essential services your customers depend on. However, it’s difficult to manage a thorough, timely evaluation process through spreadsheets alone.

Bonfire provides intuitive evaluation tools to help you collect and analyze large amounts of vendor data. Freed up from manual data entry, buyers can come to a decision more quickly and easily, ensuring reliable and high quality service delivery to customers.

  • Collect structured responses from vendors through templated submissions
  • Compare line-item bids side-by-side and optimize award with bid tables
  • Rapidly analyze qualitative requirements with Questionnaires
A strong vendor database is an asset to your organization — but the manual work of qualifying vendors and ensuring up-to-date records takes hours of staff time away from higher-value activities.

Bonfire provides an easier way to manage your vendor information. Simple online submission and auto-scoring removes the administrative overhead of pre-qualifying vendors, so you can be certain that your vendor roster will be job-ready when you need them.

  • Collect and auto-expire vendor documentation, including DBE status, W-9s, certifications
  • Quickly qualify vendors against complex requirements, using Questionnaires
  • Leverage commodity codes or geographic targeting to reach a wider vendor pool

Procurement software that is easy to implement and use

Bonfire is designed to be easy to use, with low training requirements and a painless implementation process. Ongoing coaching for buyers and award-winning customer support for all users, including vendors and evaluators, ensures maximum value from the platform.

Learn more about Bonfire Support and Implementation.

Powering utilities procurement across
North America

Great Lakes Water Authority uses Bonfire to manage $1.8 billion in contracts and make vendors and buyers happier—watch the video to find out why.

The Bonfire Strategic Sourcing Platform holds a Cooperative Contract with the Texas DIR (DIR-TSO-4363). Find out more.


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Try Bonfire through a Proof-of-Concept 

Our full-featured POC gives you the chance to start seeing the benefits of Bonfire, with no long-term commitment.