IT Hardware, Software and Service RFP
Looking to see how you structure an RFP for IT Hardware from a reseller like CDW, Connections, etc. We use HP as our Standard, and our current vendor provides install of Ergotrons, and some other peripheral stuff. How do you deal with products that expire in an IT environment?
Specify the functionality, not a technical spec. Focus more on the service wrap required rather than the tin. Allow enought flexibility for the products to change over time as they go end of life.
If you need to specify the product, engage directly with the manufacturers and obtain a roadmap session and select the products that will have a 12-18 month lifespan.