Procurement Including Request for Proposals (RFPs), Invitations to Bid (IFBs) and Other Purchasing and Contracting Approaches
TCS has consulted on a number of transportation solicitations as well as consulting on the RFP process. On one such RFP, TCS provided comprehensive consulting assistance to a large transit authority with its vanpooling Request for Proposal, including specifications, evaluation criteria and assistance with the RFP process. This 200+ vehicle solicitation was a great success, with a number of improvements implemented in the resulting program. TCS services included assistance in identifying project objectives; a review of approaches to vanpool RFPs; assistance with specifications, evaluation criteria, and other consulting on the RFP document and on the presentation to industry representatives at the pre-proposal conference meeting. TCS has consulted on a number of other transportation service and equipment procurements. TCS president Charles Johnson is a recognized expert in matters pertaining to all facets of procurement, contracting, and public / private partnerships; including government regulations concerning procurement for direct purchasing and with procurement regulations concerning government-funded goods and services.
TCS can provide assistance on transportation procurements, spend analysis, benchmarking, best practice evaluations, risk assessment, performance metrics, outsourcing studies, re-engineering, requirements analysis, policy review and audit analysis, contractor audits and other aspects of contracted transportation.