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A serious vendor selection process, not a one-off, emergency purchase, should include a Request for Information (RFI). An RFI is a useful way to focus on vendor profiles to narrow the field of candidates and eliminate confusion about differing methods, offerings and pricing models before the more price-specific Request for Proposal (RFP) document.

The courts have recognized that eDiscovery vendor management is a serious matter and should not be undertaken lightly. This increased scrutiny and higher standards puts pressure on consumers to participate in an eDiscovery marketplace that has become increasingly complicated, and requires hitting a moving target of evolving technologies, hard-to-compare offerings and escalating data volumes/costs. The stakes have never been higher with greater risk to outcomes and reputations.

Peerless Indus., Inc. v. Crimson AV, LLC, No. 1:11-cv-1768, 2013 WL 85378 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 8, 2013)

“Defendants cannot place the burden of compliance on an outside

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