Large European manufacturer uses Scanmarket RFI to secure 5,000 employee Christmas gifts at great prices.
A major European manufacturer wanted to buy 5,000 Christmas gifts for their employees. Their budget was limited due to tax regulations, and they were looking for four types of gifts:
- Charitable donation
- Christmas basket
- Two gifts to be determined in the bidding process
- Suppliers to provide gift suggestions
Scanmarket's client decided to use two different RFIs. The first RFI was used to prequalify 12 suppliers to suggest up to 10 gift packages based on experience, return policies, wrapping and brands. The second RFI asked 6 suppliers to make specific offers on 3 gifts according specified themes. A Private Event bidding format was used in order to hide the content from company employees.
9 bidders provided information in the first round. 5 out of 6 bidders submitted bids in round 2. The RFI provided innovative gift ideas that met the customer's needs across a diverse employee base, and the client was able to stay within budget while maintaining secrecy to keep the element of surprise for employees.