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Quality RFP Creation and Best Practices

Purchasing Snow & Ice Management: Quality RFP Creation and Best Practices

Best practices for snow and ice management is critical for business continuity and to ensure safety for patrons, tenants and employees. Knowing how to describe your service requirements in a snow and ice management request for proposal (RFP) is difficult, particularly when the nature of the industry and winter weather is so variable.

This document organizes the snow and ice management service procurement process to aid in the creation of RFPs, contracts, and monitoring procedures.

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Purchasing Snow & Ice Management: Quality RFP Creation and Best Practices is provided as a general reference for the snow and ice management industry, designed to help all industry stakeholders communicate more effectively. Any use of this guideline does not indicate an endorsement of any business or person by SIMA.

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