Our excellent knowledge and experience evaluating domestic and international service providers gives our negotiation team bring the most favorable rates and T&C’s for our clients.
NSA’s team members are capable of leading the entire RFP process or work in the back ground providing your team with the market data and advice needed to support your negotiations. We are experienced and capable of working in either environment.
The key to every successful engagement is working for a strong foundation of information; no two sourcing engagements are the same. While sharing similarities the nuances of your corporate environment, technology plans, and vendor relationships all shape rules of engagement and ultimately the outcome. Without understanding these variables and adjusting tactics accordingly the end result is failure….
Our wireline sourcing engagements use an 8 step process to insure we successfully meet your expectations.
1. Situational Analysis
2. Baseline/Inventory Creation (Services & Contracts)
3. Benchmarking (Rates as well as T&C’s)
4. Go to Market Strategy
5. Sourcing Project Management
7. Contract Review
8. Contract Compliance
NSA starts with a complimentary no obligation review your current situation focusing on current contractual environment, business environment, and pending technology changes as well as your desired outcomes from the project. Once completed we will discuss the probability of success. We include potential challenges we might encounter, and if necessary, offer alternative strategies based on the intelligence gathered during this phase.
In addition to sourcing projects, NSA also provides the expertise to assist our clients with the following services which may be used in an ad-hoc manner or bundled in order to meet your needs. All services are available as either one-time engagements or as part of a multi-year partnership.
Benchmarking: Our industry intelligence provides your organization with the knowledge to compare your contracts s with the current market place.
Historical Audit: NSA will build the inventory and audit your services against the appropriate contracts and/or tariffs. We also manage the entire process from adjustment request through validation of rate corrections and application of your credits.
Inventory Services: using all available means of data gathering, NSA can build an inventory form the ground up, providing your organization the information needed to chart a course of action.
Network Optimization: Our analysis of your network will identify potential bottle necks in your network as well as stranded or underutilized services.