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  • TEMStrategy

    TEMStrategy Services

    Helps you assess your TEM goals and objectives, documents your requirements, provides in advice on architecture, technologies, services. Read more...

  • TEMRFx

    RFx Services

    Convergence’s RFx method is based on a facts and figures based objective analysis, and assures that even non-financial dimensions of the bid are turned into numbers for straightforward scoring. Read more...

  • TEM Strategic Sourcing

    TEM Strategic Sourcing

    Combines advanced sourcing software solutions with deep domain expertise, extended market intelligence, and a proven telecom strategic sourcing process. Read more...

  • TEM Inventory

    TEM Inventory

    An accurate inventory allows to execute a TEM program efficiently, providing easy reporting and analysis of inventory related information and producing maximum savings. Read more...

  • TEM Auditing Solutions

    TEM Auditing Services

    A telecom audit is self funding and comes with a ROI guarantee of at least 500%. There will be no need to secure additional telecom budget to enter in this service. Read more...

TEMRFxRFx Development, Evaluation and Management

Strategic Sourcing of Telecom services – RFx Development

The creating and management of a RFx i.e. a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Quotation (RFQ) for new telecommunications equipment and services is a challenging and time consuming undertaking.

Determining functional requirements, technical specifications, potential vendors, contract terms, and negotiations require an experienced team of Telecommunications consultants.

Experience in Telecom Strategic Sourcing matters

The professionals at Convergence have extensive experience in planning, developing, issuing, and executing complex RFxs for Telecommunications equipment and services, including online and reverse auctions.

Convergence consultants average more than 20 years of experience in Telecommunications both at the customer and provider side and enable cost effective solutions for your Telecommunications strategic sourcing.

In Convergence’s Strategic Sourcing RFx Process, Telecom Consultants are actively engaged with every step of the RFx processes. The Convergence RFx Development includes:

  • Detailed needs assessment
  • Frame of legal, juridical, financial requirements and procedures
  • Development of the acceptance and exclusion criteria for vendors
  • Development of a detail project plan and timetable
  • Development of inventory of required services and products
  • Determining functional requirements
  • Developing technical specifications
  • Gathering information on potential vendors
  • Developing contract terms and conditions
  • Detailed edition of the RFx document
  • Recommendation and alignment with Senior Management
  • Organization of a pre-bidders conference
  • Issuing the RFx and follow up that an acceptable number of bidders will reply
  • Structured replies and answers to questions from vendors
  • Review and evaluation of oral and written responses
  • Development of a weighted scoring mechanism
  • Development of evaluation and recommendation process
  • Regular project milestone and status reports

The intelligent approach to RFx projects

While RFx projects are essential for government and public authorities and may be very useful for strategic sourcing for other types of businesses, they may limit the number of options and negotiation options.

Convergence typically will benchmark and apply a facts and figures analysis during the preparation phase of any RFx project, thus assuring that the baseline is well documented in the RFx and out of range bids are avoided.

Convergence’s customer remains always in control and approves each step of the process.  We provide our customers with sound analysis to allow for decision making based on facts and figures.

Our methodology ensures that the recommended vendor meets requirements and budget, business drivers and technical needs.

Strategic Sourcing of Telecom services – RFx Evaluation

Evaluating an RFx i.e. a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Quotation (RFQ) for new telecommunications equipment and services is an even more time- and resource intensive task than developing the RFx. Receiving, analyzing, scoring, weighing and deciding objectively which bids should make it to the short list and finally making the selection is a science by itself.

Telecom Strategic Sourcing requires the right set of skills.

The professionals at Convergence have extensive experience in evaluating complex RFPs for Telecommunications equipment and services.

Convergence consultants average more than 20 years of experience in Telecommunications both at the customer and provider side and enable cost effective solutions for your Telecommunications strategic sourcing.

RFx Evaluation Process

Convergence Strategic Sourcing Telecom Consultants are actively engaged with every step of the RFx evaluation, whether developed by Convergence or the result of an RFx project executed by the customer.

The Convergence RFx Evaluation includes: 

  • Receipt and inventory of bids
  • Presence at the (public) opening session of bids
  • Compliance control with legal, juridical, financial requirements and procedures
  • Control of conformity with acceptance and exclusion criteria of vendors
  • Deep financial analysis of the bids received
  • Thorough technical analysis of equipment and services offered
  • Functional requirements control
  • Organization of demos with shortlisted vendors
  • Reference checks and visits for shortlisted vendors
  • Compliance control with contract terms and conditions
  • Reporting and alignment with Senior Management
  • Organization of a contract negotiation
  • Production of additional information requests
  • Review and evaluation of oral and written responses
  • Scoring and weighing of received bids
  • Regular project milestone and status reports
  • Contract editing and recommendations 

Evaluation of Telecom RFx projects with professional acumen

RFx projects are heavy administrative work and require professional experience in contract negotiation, contract edition and procurement.

Convergence uses a well developed method to assist customers with the evaluation of RFx bids.

Our method is based on a facts and figures based objective analysis, and assures that even non-financial dimensions of the bid are turned into numbers for straightforward scoring to assure that financial and non-financial requirements are proportionally weighed.

Convergence’s customer remains always in control and approves each step of the process.  We provide our customers with sound analysis to assure that final decision making based on facts and figures. Our methodology ensures that the selected vendor meets requirements and budget, business drivers and technical needs.

Contact us for more information on Convergence’s RFx services.

Professional Services deliver the quick wins to savings

Even with ICT budgets tight, launching a Telecom Expense Management initiative and realizing the cost savings that come with it is never a budget issue. Convergence's Telecom Expense Management Professional Services are one-time services that bring in savings quickly. Our TEMSolutions portfolio of Professional Services provide a strong foundation for Telecom Expense Management and are typically self-funding, some even come with a no-nonsense guarantee and free up budget instead of requiring investments. They help you understand, manage and realize valuable telecom savings and efficiencies and leave budget room to secure an ongoing TEM initiative, bringing in even further savings.
TEMSolutions are an ideal starting point for the organization that needs to define its TEM strategy, wants to get recoveries through validation and audit, optimize its telecom inventory, benchmark rates, renegotiate or RFx contracts, develop and roll out a telecom policy or Business Intelligence based reporting to better manage usage, install or streamline TEM business processes.
TEMsolutions Professional Services are result driven and based on the right combination of the golden triangle of the TEM Concept (Process), TEM Technology (Tools) and TEM Specialists (People). Convergence TEM specialists are experienced professionals, each have at least 15 years of telecom experience with national and international telecom providers and manufacturers. TEMSolutions projects are staffed with experienced professionals who understand operator billing, telecom inventory and services, telecom invoices and how to navigate the relationship with operators. TEMSolutions are based on proven, repeatable processes, applied to your unique environment and customised to your business needs depending where you are in your Telecom and Mobility Lifecycle Management initiative. TEMSolutions Professional Services leverage Convergence proprietary software such as TEMAuditor Workbench, TEMValidator, TEMOptimizer, TEMIntegrator and TEMSimulator, developed specifically for efficiently processing and providing unmatched granular visibility to telecom expenses.

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