SESHA 2016 Symposium --- PDC4

Successful Evaluation and Procurement of Commercial Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Management Systems Technologies


Greystone Consolidated Companies, Saratoga Springs, NY


Thomas J. Morahan, Williamsville, NY. www.tmorahan.com tmorahanehs@gmail.com Successful Evaluation and Procurement of Commercial Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability Management Systems Technologies. A recognized EHS technology expert will systematically lead participants through the steps necessary for the successful evaluation and procurement of commercial EHSS technologies as follows: 1) Requirements Development including the capital budgeting process; the ROI analysis; interviews with process owners; identification of key individuals that represent the universe of system users; confirmation of the scope and direction of the new system with senior management; surveys with future end-users to determine the attributes of a model system, confirmation of management processes and existing software; confirmation of results through telephone interviews; and the requirements document. 2) Vendor Qualification including the identification of candidate technologies; pre-qualification of technologies; the Request for Information; the evaluation of responses; and the development of the bid list. 3) The Request for Proposal process including the compliance with corporate purchasing requirements; solicitation of proposals; and an analysis of responses; and plans for live demonstrations. 4) Software Demonstration and Evaluation including scenarios to challenge vendors during demos; the scoring system; and the live demo process. 5) The Decision Process including development of a consensus; the alignment with corporate IT strategy; the vendor briefing; the technology recommendation; and the executive summary for senior management. This course will help those interested in procuring a new or replacement EHSS technology solution to become confident in the process.