IFMA Triad May Lunch Meeting - Move Your RFP From a C to an A!

May 09, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Highwoods Conference Center
416-G Gallimore Dairy Road
Greensboro, NC 27409

Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 11:30am - 1:00pm at Highwoods Conference Center,
416G Gallimore Dairy Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27409, for a discussion on how you 
can move your RFP from a C to an A.  CFM Points are available for this meeting.

The RFPs we use today are often borrowed from our friends or found on the IFMA Engage website. 
These are great ways to help ensure success, hut how good are they, really?  We reviewed and
graded hundreds of RFPs from the IFMA Engage and other sources, and there is a common theme.
Our multi-university study found that the most successful contracts simplified the selection process,
restructured the interviews to focus on project execution, and instituted performance metrics.
Attendees will walk away with tools that can immedidately be used to improve their custodial,
maintenance, design/construction, waste management, business services, and other RFPs.

About the Presenter:


Dr. Jake Smithwick is a researcher and eduactor at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. He has worked on a variety of industry projects, totaling more than $575 million in value, with 25 public and private owners. His research focuses on organizational performance benchmarking and optimizing project delivery within business services, facility management, and the broader built environment. His industry experience also includes field inspection of nearly 2,000 waterproofing systems (74 million square feet) across the United States, and six years in the US Air Force Reserve (civil engineering squadron). Dr. Smithwick possesses a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Science and PhD in Construction Management, all from Arizona State University.


$20.00 Non-Member Ticket

$15.00 Member Ticket

$350.00 IFMA Triad May Luncheon Sponsor