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Purchasing Lifecycle Facilitation

Experts in Government Procurements

ThirdWave is a Subject Matter Expert with government procurement processes, policies and practices.


Our first procurement engagement was for the City of Los Angeles in 1989, where we developed an RFP for the procurement and implementation of $6,000,000 in technology for the 500-person Public Works Department. Since then, we have facilitated approximately 60 government RFPs for large IT procurements, many of them multi-million-dollar projects (e.g., Finance/HR ERP, Asset Management, Utility Billing, Fleet Management, ECMS, and so on). ThirdWave has the proven capability to assist our clients effectively manage the entire procurement, particularly for small cities who may not have a purchasing agent.  Procurement services include:​

  • Requirements definition and specifications

  • RFPs, RFIs and RFQs

  • Pre-bid conference facilitation

  • Evaluation criteria development

  • Score cards & demonstration scripts

  • Vendor demonstrations facilitation

  • Vendor evaluation and selection

  • Contract negotiation

  • Implementation Management


ThirdWave provides completely objective services representing the best interest of our clients not technology vendors.

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