Stage 3: Solicitation Preparation
In Stage 3 - Solicitation Preparation, the procurement professional has identified stakeholders and critical business requirements, conducted market analysis and selected the best solicitation method to acquire the needed goods/services.
Chapter 3 - Stage 3 - Solicitation Preparation, of the Georgia Procurement Manual provides a brief overview of the sourcing tools used by SPD and state entities to solicit electronic bids and proposals.
In this stage, the procurement professional will first identify the appropriate sourcing tool and then the applicable solicitation template. The procurement professional will also construct the solicitation, develop the evaluation criteria, and select a contract template as applicable working in conjunction with the cross-functional and the evaluation teams. Access support documentation below.