Wanangwa Chirwa

Bidease Solutions (Pty) Ltd

What does your company do?

Bidease Solutions (Pty) Ltd, specializes in assisting both new and experienced bidders in completing RFQ (Request for Quotation) documents effectively and efficiently. Our services include comprehensive training workshops and document preparation and submission services. We aim to provide our clients with the necessary tools and expertise to navigate the RFQ process successfully. Our mission is simple: to streamline the RFQ process for small to medium sized businesses, enabling them to focus on what you do best – delivering exceptional products and services to their clients, while looking for more opportunities.

What is your biggest success?

As an RFQ Specialist, my biggest success is currently spearheading a comprehensive RFQ project for one of the national health government institution, which resulted in a cost reduction and significantly improved supplier quality. By meticulously gathering requirements, crafting precise and clear RFQs, and implementing a robust evaluation framework, my goal is to ensure that the client's needs were met with high accuracy. My strategic approach involves fostering competitive bidding among suppliers. The result is not only substantial cost savings but also the establishment of long-term partnerships with high-performing suppliers, enhancing the client's operational efficiency and procurement reliability. This project will showcase my ability to deliver exceptional results under tight deadlines and reinforce my expertise in driving value through effective RFQ management.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

My biggest hurdle as an RFQ Specialist occurred when, after being awarded a project, I realized there was a critical item I had not included in the initial quote to the client. This oversight threatened to impact the project's budget and timeline. To overcome this challenge, I immediately communicated transparently with the client, acknowledging the oversight and proposing a solution. I conducted a thorough review to identify all missing items and their impact on the project. I then further searched and negotiated with suppliers to secure the best possible prices for the overlooked item, minimizing additional costs. By demonstrating accountability and presenting a detailed, revised plan that addressed the missing elements without compromising on quality or deadlines, this experience reinforced the importance of meticulous attention to detail and proactive communication in managing successful RFQ projects.