By submitting its qualifications in response to this RFP, the Supplier accepts the evaluation process and acknowledges and accepts that determination of the “most qualified” Supplier that yields the “best value” will require subjective judgments by M. D. Anderson.
All general public announcements regarding this RFP document will be made through the M. D. Anderson’s Internet website located at http://www2.mdanderson.org/app/procurement/bids/.
Supplier acknowledges and accepts that any costs incurred from the Supplier’s participation in this RFP shall be at the sole risk and responsibility of the Supplier.
All proposals will first be examined to determine whether or not they meet all requirements designated as “mandatory” in Section VI (subsection 1.1). Proposals that do not meet these mandatory requirements may be eliminated from further considerations. Proposals that meet the mandatory requirements will then be evaluated on their responses to system components listed in Section VI. Each proposal will be assigned a weighted value within a specified range according to how well the proposal meets the requirements for the category.
Section VI. Proposal Requirements details the technical, functional, and business requirements for the Enterprise Scheduling System. Exhibit 1 to the RFP contains an Excel worksheet to submit responses for this section. Please enclose an electronic copy (compact disc) as well as a hard copy with the proposal offer.
Conditions of Mandatory Performance
Delivery and Installation
The final selection of a supplier to undertake this project will be made by the evaluation team based on the following criteria and weighting:
Schedule Development & Maintenance Dashboard Contents, Legibility & Screen Navigation Software Functionality and Features Training (Super User, Primary Scheduler, Manager, Technical, Operator) Reporting Capabilities Warranty, Post-warranty Maintenance and Support Cost
15% 10% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
Condition of Performance (MANDATORY)
PRICE PROTECTION (MANDATORY)
Suppliers must agree that all prices quoted are valid and that no increase over quoted prices will apply to any items proposed for a minimum of 180 days following proposal closing. Furthermore, Suppliers must agree that the M. D. Anderson will receive the benefit of any price decrease for items in the proposal if
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