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Participate in the Sourcing Process

Become a Project Advisory Committee Member

Represent your organization and network with like-minded industry professionals by participating as a Project Advisory Committee Member on an upcoming sourcing project. Customers share valuable insights about their organizations' business needs shaping the agreements added to the OECM Marketplace by providing:

  • spend and usage data to forecast the potential scope of the project
  • subject matter expertise on the requirements for specific products and services
  • input into the overall sourcing strategy and evaluation criteria

Project Advisory Committee Members can also participate in supplier consultations held in the early stages of the project, to gain insights into what the market has to offer (participation is optional).

A typical project consists of approximately three teleconference meetings, ranging from one to two hours. These meetings take place over three to five months, depending on the complexity of the project.

Join a Sourcing Project Evaluation Committee

Once the RFx is posted, an Evaluation Committee is formed to review and evaluate supplier proposal submissions. Members of this committee include Project Advisory Committee Members, and other customers who have an interest in the specific products, services and suppliers. Evaluators are trained to ensure a consistent approach to evaluating and scoring supplier proposals. After compiling each evaluator's scores, OECM holds a Review Meeting, during which the evaluators discuss their ratings of proposals.

The time commitment required by an evaluator will vary depending on the number of proposals received. Typically, this will include a one-hour training meeting in addition to a half day to one day review meeting.

Get Started

Volunteer to become a Project Advisory Committee Member or Evaluator for one of OECM’s upcoming projects by contacting the Project Lead listed in Sourcing Projects Coming Soon.