Equalis Group offers contracts through world-class Lead Agency Partners who follow the industry’s most rigorous processes and procedures. Contracts are awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) competitive solicitation by a public entity (i.e. state, city, county, public university or school district). Solicitations are awarded to suppliers based on both financial and non-financial criteria.
Lead Agency identifies member needs.
Lead Agency publicly advertises and proactively distributes solicitation.
Vendors submit proposal responses.
Evaluate & Award
Lead Agency evaluates responses based on transparent criteria and issues contract awards.
Establish Master Agreement
Lead Agency negotiates final contract and publicly posts on the contracts page.
1.) The Lead Agency prepares a competitive solicitation to best meet the needs of various member agencies. The Request for Proposal (RFP) competitive solicitation incorporates language to make agreement accessible to agencies through intergovernmental (i.e.: “piggyback”) contract usage.
2.) The Lead Agency issues the competitive solicitation and any required amendments and notifications. The solicitation is publicly advertised electronically and in print. Pre-proposal conferences and meetings are conducted.
3.) Suppliers respond to the solicitation with their best offer.
4.) The lead agency evaluates proposals, optimizes final terms and awards agreement.
5.) All documentation is posted on the Equalis Group website and made available to the public.
The core to Equalis Group’s contracting philosophy is a high-integrity, competitive process. We are committed to partnering with Lead Agencies who are committed to the highest standards in the procurement process. Equalis Group provides access to the best-quality products that provide optimum total value to members.
Access to solicitation and award documentation is available for each awarded agreement. No FOIA or special request necessary. The Lead Agency procurement teams are available to answer any questions.