Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Babs Deacon. Published: 2013-03-26 09:00:10  Early in my consulting career I had an experience that helped shape my approach to RFI/RFP design and management.  I was tasked with procuring software and services for a large government-managed litigation team.  Although I was not under the same rules and regulations as my government clients, I wanted to manage the process in a manner that would hold up under any public scrutiny.  During the project, I kept picturing myself having to testify in front of a hearing committee of public officials, which kept me on the “straight and narrow” so to speak.Having to design a transparent process and make purchasing decisions under such a high degree of scrutiny assisted me in developing methods that I have used and shared ever since.  I recommend that members of the eDiscovery and Information Governance community adopt a similar mind-set when involved in important procurement decisionsAt eDJ, we have and are assisting several of our strategic consulting clients with software and/or service provider selection projects, which reminds us that there is a continuing need for experienced guidance as to the benefits of preferred vendor programs and selection best practices.  We have combined the most crucial of these practices into a new report, “Disciplined Vendor Selection Benefits All Organizations”. This report outlines the 10 Key Components of a transparent and successful selection process.  It is available for a la carte purchase or downloadable for any Platinum research subscribers.  If you are not currently a Platinum research subscriber and would like to be, please email Jason Velasco for more information.We hope you find the report helpful and look forward to any comments or feedback. eDiscoveryJournal Contributor and Director of Strategic Consulting – Babs DeaconDon’t miss Babs Deacon’s upcoming Selecting eDiscovery Technology & Service Solutions Boot Camps in New York and Austin. To learn more, click here!

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