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One of the biggest pieces of feedback we got when testing in 2015 was that users wanted a way to easily find vendors to invite to their bid. Whether a purchasing agent was new to the area, or previous vendors had gone out of business, or simply wanting to expand their bid list, users told us they wanted an easy way to find and invite more vendors for their bids.

And we listened. And we’re working on it.

Our goal is to have this feature ready to test by June 2016, and if you’d like an early preview (or to help us test), give us a call at 919-709-2314, or email hello@rfpnc.com for more info. We’re excited to bring you an easier way to search, find and invite more vendors to help make your bid process more effective.

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We’ve been hard at work meeting with some local procurement officials at multiple North Carolina municipalities. Over the past several months, we’ve taken a lot of feedback and been adding and refining functionality.

A recent request asked for the ability to create and manage custom outbound message templates. While we had this in a very early version of the product, it was more cumbersome than it should have been, and was removed for several months. Today, we’ve reintroduced a slimmer (and easier) way to manage custom outbound templates for reuse.

Look for the “Message Templates” option in your account dashboard to start creating reusable templates today!

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We’ve been hard at work meeting with some local procurement officials at multiple North Carolina municipalities. Over the past several months, we’ve taken a lot of feedback and been adding and refining functionality. One of the newest pieces of functionality we’ve added is the ability to add images to outgoing emails.

Most outbound emails won’t necessarily have images in the body of the message, but a recurring request we had was for the ability to include a municipality’s logo in the email footer. As of today, this is possible with rfpnc.

Both the ‘message templates’ area and the editing out direct outbound emails have an ‘image’ option in the editor now – you can directly upload images in to your own area for reuse and insertion in to messages as needed. Note that we don’t do any resizing or thumbnailing of images right now – please only upload and reference small images to keep end users happy.

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Hello all!

What is rfpnc?  That’s the question I’ve a lot over the last few weeks, so I’ll try to give a high-level view.  In a nutshell, rfpnc is a way for local municipalities – towns, villages, cities, etc – to create and run a Request For Proposal process.

Watching some of my friends deal with RFPs from local governments was always painful – often times the folks putting together the RFP were already juggling too many other tasks, and the RFP generally suffered as a result.  Trying to get questions clarified took ages, and sometimes the answers didn’t help all that much.  Later on, I ended up working with some local government agencies and experienced much the same thing.

rfpnc is a tool to help guide municipalities write better RFPs as well as help them deal with incoming bids and questions.

If you’re interested in learning more, please drop us a line at 919-827-4724 or email hello@rfpnc.com