is an independent telecom consulting firm that represents your interests
in evaluating your telecommunication services. As your consultant,
we work on your behalf to address many facets of telecom needs,
Managing Vendor Selection
Outsourced Telecom Management
If you are planning to select a new telecom vendor at the end of
your current service contract, Tri-Solve offers extensive consulting
services to assist you in managing this process to ensure that you
select the vendor that best meets your service needs at the best
Reasons for Outsourcing an RFP and Vendor Selection
Needs Assessment – Internal
requirements gathering can be assumptive. Outsourcing typically
uncovers previously unrealized needs, and ensures an RFP document
that accurately reflects all stakeholder needs.
of Current Telecom Charges
– Auditing is our primary consulting practice. Our knowledge
and experience in reviewing telecom bills allows us to pinpoint
areas for improving utilization as well as identifying overcharges
that could provide refunds or credits for current services.
More importantly, conducting the audit provides us with the
depth of knowledge that ensures a comprehensive RFP document
that addresses your current and future telecom needs.
of Vendor Scorecard
– Weighing vendor responses in terms of importance is
critical for ensuring the best vendor selection. We provide
the analysis to help prioritize responses based on your most
mission critical needs.
RFP Development – The development
of an RFP document is a tedious and time-consuming process.
It is especially challenging while continuing to manage other
Defining RFP and Evaluation Process
– Includes establishing critical project dates, point
and method of contact, and overall client expectations.
RFP Distribution – Includes
development of project overview, RFP and vendor selection process,
evaluation and selection timeline, contact information, and
clearly defined expectations.
Vendor Response Management –
Involves multiple tasks including management of vendor pre-bid
conference, vendor question response and distribution, and response
to specific vendor questions and needs prior to RFP due date.
Defining Vendor Selection Criteria
– To accompany the RFP, this document overviews the client’s
selection criteria for a vendor, and any specific methods used
in evaluating the RFP.
Vendor Response Mapping –
Mapping responses to Vendor Scorecard to determine vendor short
Eliminate Lost Productivity –
An internal RFP and selection process can strain company resources
and dramatically impact productivity toward other business activities.
The financial impact of resource demands to support the selection
process can be extensive. You can easily estimate 30-60 hours
devoted to supporting vendor inquiries.
Optimize Contract Terms –
As a third-party, we can leverage our experience to help ensure
that the best possible terms and conditions are negotiated on