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How to Build a Logistics Invitation to Tender or Request for Quotation

Published: 12 December 2013

ID: G00259015

Analyst(s): David Gonzalez


Organizations realize operating benefits in their day-to-day logistics functions when they identify and select the right third-party logistics providers. Logistics leaders can follow this four-stage process to complete an effective invitation to tender or request for quotation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Prepare: Define Expectations and Needs
    • Recommendations
  • Execute: Motivate the 3PLs to Compete for Your Business
    • Recommendations
  • Evaluate: Ensure That Your ITT Considers All Relevant Criteria
    • Recommendations
    • Evaluation Criteria
  • Deliver: Use This Checklist Before Sending the ITT to the 3PLs
    • Recommendations

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