Assignment 2: Performing Purchasing Agent Duties (250 points) Performing Purchasing Agent Duties Business is booming for Waters, Inc., a growing customer service fulfillment bu
Assignment 2: Performing Purchasing Agent Duties (250 points) Performing Purchasing Agent Duties Business is booming for Waters, Inc., a growing customer service fulfillment business. Most of its business is coming from clients who once outsourced their customer service needs to firms in India. A major client just signed a contract that will take effect in nine months. This means there are only nine months to purchase the equipment and to train 75 new customer service representatives. As a purchasing agent, you are tasked with getting the computer equipment and software that the new agents will need to the specifications of both the client and established company standards.
This assignment has three (3) distinct parts that are outlined below. This paper will be between eight and ten (8-10) pages long. Label each part clearly.
Part 1: Need Identification and Specification
- Create 10 to 12 questions that you will ask the client in order to determine the exact hardware and software needs. Provide a brief rationale for asking the question.
Part 2: RFP
- Write a request for proposal based on the needs and specifications identified during the need and specification stage. Note: You will have to fabricate the needs and specifications based on outside research, e.g., standard computer specifications, basic software needs, etc.
- Describe how and to whom you will distribute the RFP. Assume the company has a requirement that minority-owned businesses must be included in the distribution of the RFP