Become a Supplier

For information on construction contracts - please visit the Become an IQC Contractor page

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.

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Getting Started is as Easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Determine if an RFP is coming up for solicitation for your products and services.

    Watch the Solicitations page on this website and look for a proposal category describing the type of products, equipment, and services you provide. You may also opt-in to receive notification of new solicitations using the Sourcewell Procurement Portal.

    If you locate a competitor on the Sourcewell website, be sure to check the contract's maturity date. Depending on timing, you can contact Sourcewell for details and timelines for upcoming solicitations.

    Have questions regarding the contract process, or don't see a category that describes your products? Contact Sourcewell’s Supplier Development Team.

  2. Respond to an RFP in appropriate category

    Simply visit the Solicitations page, choose an RFP/IFB that fits your products/services, and access documentation via the Sourcewell Procurement Portal. Carefully read the entire RFP document, attend the pre-proposal conference, and work within your organization to completely, concisely, and transparently answer all the questions listed in the RFP forms. Finally, provide all required documents by the submission deadline.

    Our submission date is final. No extensions.

  3. Watch for Award/Non-Award Announcements

    Once you have submitted a response to the RFP, Sourcewell will contact you when evaluations are complete via email. Depending upon the result, you will be contacted to schedule a launch call or a review meeting to discuss your proposal score.