A Competitive Process
To become an awarded supplier, you must respond to one of our competitive solicitations.
Unlike public agencies, suppliers and manufacturers can’t simply register to participate with Sourcewell. Instead, they must follow a competitive solicitation process which begins with responding to a Sourcewell RFP (request for proposal) or IFB (invitation for bid).
Once RFP responses are evaluated, our Board of Directors awards the contract to the most responsive and responsible supplier(s). Our clients at participating agencies can then purchase goods and services using the contract. Through the award process, your company and/or dealer network can become one of Sourcewell’s highly regarded suppliers.
Prospective suppliers should understand Sourcewell contracts are national solutions versus the traditional spec-based bids. It’s an important distinction. When suppliers respond to a RFP, they should submit all eligible products/services within the scope of the RFP. Respondents should also demonstrate their ability to sell and service throughout North America.
We partner with world-class suppliers to provide our clients access to a wide variety of products, equipment, and services.