How CPE can help

OWNERS AND CLIENTS

• Faster RFP processes to allow you to spend less time in procurement and more time working on projects
• RFP tools and checklists to help those new to the RFP process as well as seasoned professionals
• Educate project teams on using your RFP to help you deliver effective business outcomes i.e. on time, on budget, high performance
• Assist in using the right selection processes so you can be confident in the capabilities of who you are hiring
• How to write a scope and statement of work
• Scoping best practices
• Reduce procurement costs
• Rapid identification of expert service providers

PROCUREMENT

• Provide research-based “best practices” RFP templates, tools, checklists
• Minimize the risk of protest and provide procurement results that are totally defendable
• Streamlined Evaluation Process
• Evaluation committee management techniques and optimized source selection plans
• Selection scoring criteria and rating models best practices

VENDORS

• Overcome the low bid price scenario. CPE believes who wins should be based on value and expertise, not who is the cheapest or has the best marketing• Review internal policies and rules then provide recommendations
• How to measure the performance and value of your services in ways that everyone can understand• Assess current procurement practices for efficiency and effectiveness of accountability controls
• Help clients become better clients to work with
• How to win more work in the RFP selection process
• Proposal strategies and interview techniques

POLICY MAKERS

• Guidelines and criteria for proper solicitation usage in your agencies
• Model legislative language to allow for fair, open and transparent procurement practices
• Training and credentialing levels for procurement professionals based on solicitation thresholds for cost and risk
• Safeguards and rules to minimize massive project failures and waste of taxpayer dollars (e.g. failed large IT projects, large infrastructure, etc)

CPE Difference

Many procurement and supply-chain associations focus on hundreds of different specialties that a procurement officer must master (such as inventory control, warehousing, logistics, commodities, purchasing cards, etc). CPE is different. CPE is focused entirely on the solicitation process (the people, the documents, and the policies).

 

What is the end goal of CPE?

CPE is a non-profit member organization focused on the support, education and certification of cutting edge solicitation practices that emphasize attracting and hiring high performing vendors. It provides training and certification for procurement professionals, provides standardized documents, and a venue for procurement professionals to network and advance procedures, processes, and systems. 

 

Principles

CPE Supports and adopts the following procurement principles

FAIR

Providing all vendors with a
fair and equal opportunity
to win

OPEN

Encouraging and
maximizing competition

TRANSPARENT

Providing a clear, concise, and
accurate procurement process.
Comprehensive debriefing

VALUE

Assuring the process delivers
the greatest value for the
money being spent

INTEGRITY

Confidence and trust that the
procurement has been
conducted with high ethical
standards