What participation commitment is a member required to provide?
Member participation in the RFP process is invaluable, lends credibility to the process, and provides an element of involvement for the entire membership. Members are not required to participate in any RFP initiative, but strongly encouraged to do so in order to take ownership of the process and potential outcomes. MiCTA covers the cost of meeting rooms, continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon breakout sessions and required office supplies, and Member volunteers are responsible for their transportation to/from the meeting site, accommodations, and dinner. The cost to participate in one MiCTA RFP initiative is less than most Members expend processing one RFP for commodity-type products and services. Additionally, all Members reap the rewards of “best value” (Endorsed) and “very good value” (Approved) agreements with vendors who have proven capability to deliver — whether or not the Member elected to participate in the RFP process. Often Member organizations will opt to publish their ow