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The RFP – What is it and Why do I want it?

From the 2021 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (Recorded January 16, 2021)
Presented by Ed Peterson, MBA, MT(ASCP)

If you've ever been asked to participate in the purchase of new platforms, analyzers or instruments, the Request for Proposal (RFP) document can be your best friend. This session will provide an overview of the RFP, including the processes involved and the importance of relationships with vendors.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. Discuss what is a Request for Proposal and the process for issuing an RFP.
  2. Discuss the elements to include in the RFP.
  3. Discuss the importance of vendor relationships before, during and after the RFP.
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General/Admin will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.