Service Provider Search - Post

Service Provider Search Post allows you to submit key details from your request for proposals (RFP) or request for information (RFI) documentation and share it with our community of service providers.  If a provider is qualified to do the work you've outlined in your scoping summary, they can request to bid on it.  The number of preliminary bids and finalists chosen is based on your service option.

The email of the contact point at the customer organization submitting this Agency Finder request. This must be the admin of your Elite Profile.

Scoping information

Project scoping information

Indicate whether the services to be provided for this request is a project (outcome based engagement that has definitive beginning and end) or managed service (ongoing services).
Provide the physical location of the project (city & state) - where the resources will perform the work.
Indicate the key focus areas for your project that are important for an agency to consider.
Indicate the service category of your project. Generally speaking, proactive services help mitigate unrealized risks, reactive services help you recover from a perceived or actual event, and managed services help you maintain compliance or provide persistent protection against various threats.
Indicate the target date for when your project would ideally start.
Indicate the target date for completion of your project. A project is typically considered an outcome driven engagement that ends when that outcome has been achieved.
Provide the total number of agency resources (individual experts) that your request likely requires. Although this is an estimate, some agencies staff more resources than others and we want to ensure only those with the capacity to perform your work will be included in the response.
Indicate whether your project requires that the agency performing the work for this request be onsite full-time. Many projects in technology can be performed remotely.
Can your project be done fully from a remote location?
Indicate whether the project can be performed with a mix of onsite and offsite resources.

Agency scoping information

Indicate whether your project requires the services of a specialist or generalist agency. Specialists are allowed to enter one primary service offering in their connection profiles, whereas generalists may provide up to five primary service offerings.
Do you require a service provider agency that has a specific depth of understanding or specialization for a given industry in addition to security and/or privacy expertise?
If the agency should have familiarity, and preferably working experience, with a given industry, indicate it here.
Indicate whether you only want to see service provider agency profiles for this project only from those who provide their pricing information in their agency profile.
If it is critical that the agency have more familiarity working with customers of a similar size to your organization, indicate that here.
If you prefer that we look for local agencies for your request prior to non-local agencies, indicate that here.
Describe if there are any specific types of agencies that either should be considered for the project or excluded from the project. Examples - Prefer veteran owned small business. No agency that outsources overseas support staff.

RFP and RFI submission details

Use the section below to carry over specific details from your Request for Proposals (RFP) or Request for Information (RFI).

If there is a deadline for questions from service provider agencies about your Request for Proposal or Request for Information, identify that date here.
Indicate whether you plan to hold an open conference call where all bidders may ask questions about your project.
Indicate the date whereby you need to review the summary of responses from the agencies who bid on your work. These summaries, along with the corresponding agency profiles for each bidder will be sent to you to narrow down your finalists.
Provide the date where all formal proposals must be received from your chosen finalist agencies. This is the formal write-up and proposal for the project for those providers you select from the preliminary bidder summaries. You should give finalist agencies a minimum of one week, but two weeks ideally, to submit a formal proposal once they are notified that they are being considered for your project's contract.
Provide the time of day that the proposal must be received from all finalist agencies on the date you specified for your deadline (e.g. 5pm EST).
If agencies are required to formally respond in writing their intent to submit a written proposal for your project, indicate it here.
Describe the overall goal or objective for your project.
Provide a brief summary of your project or managed service.
Provide the overall scope of the project and key requirements for your project or managed service. Note that if requirements are too specific and don't allow a provider any flexibility and creativity in rendering the service, you may limit your provider interest.
Enter the project milestones for your project here.


All data capture forms have feedback fields for network participants to suggest ways of improving Elite's experience.  Please use the following area to provide us feedback on the Agency Finder (Post) submission process.

Please provide feedback about how we might improve the Agency Finder (Post) submission process.
Select the service option that aligns with the number of agencies you'd like to bid on your project, as well as the number of finalist agencies you receive contact details for.