Stage Two: Pre-Solicitation

Stage Two, the Pre-Solicitation Stage, addresses several steps procurement professionals complete before preparing the solicitation as described in the Georgia Procurement Manual

  • Identify high-level scope, stakeholders, and critical business requirements
  • Conduct an analysis of available goods, services and suppliers, and market and budget constraints
  • Estimate expected contract award value or purchases for the fiscal year
  • Identify the best sourcing method
  • Determine if within your entity’s delegated purchasing authority and collaborate with the State Purchasing Division’s Agency Sourcing Team as appropriate.