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Request for Proposal (RFP) Best Practices

Wednesday, June 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am • Organized By BioKansas
4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 350B, Fairway, KS 66205


There are additional layers of complexity in procuring goods and services in the life science industry. RFPs are an incredibly important business tool you can use to clarify what you need from a vendor, ensure that you can accurately compare offerings, ensure ROI, help create alignment between different departments and assist with project and company sustainability. Join BioKansas, the Institute for Supply Chain Management - Kansas City, and Clinical Reference Labs for a module on strategies to effectively utilize the RFP process to help your business.

Who this is for: Anyone who has performed procurement roles in technical fields, scientists and engineers who have ever requested proposals, professionals in start-ups and small businesses. 


  • Get an RFP template that can be used for goods or services
  • Learn about evaluation techniques to level the playing field
  • Learn the importance and value of specifications
  • Understand how to position your company to be the customer of choice
  • Translate specification into SLAs (Service Level Agreements)
  • Know who should be on your team


About the Instructor: 
Susan Wright is a supply chain professional with over 35 years of experience in operations and supply chain management.  She has served in various roles in production, quality, scheduling and supply chain across manufacturing, retail, state government and laboratory services.  Susan has a BA in Microbiology and an MBA  from the University of Kansas,  is a Certified Professional in Supply Management, and obtained her certification as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from the University of Kansas.  She was a contributing author to the current Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute Purchasing and Inventory guidelines.  Susan is a long standing member of ISM and is on the ISM-KC board.


BioKansas Members: $85

Non-Members: $125


Space is limited so register today! Registration Deadline: 6/19

Matt Falk
(913) 495-4334
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4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Suite 350B
Fairway, KS 66205
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