City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Specification No. IT13-0379F Information

City of Tacoma REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Specification No. IT13-0379F Information Technology Department SAP Strategic Assessment The City of Tacoma is accepting SEALED PROPOSALS for the above solicitation. Submittals will be received and time stamped only at the Purchasing Division, located in the Tacoma Public Utilities Administration Building North, Main Floor, 3628 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409. Proposals will be received until 11:00 a.m., Pacific Time, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at which time they will be recorded and forwarded to a Selection Advisory Committee for evaluation. Proposals are not typically opened and read aloud. An electronic copy of the complete solicitation documents may be viewed and obtained by accessing the City of Tacoma Purchasing website at A list of vendors registered for this solicitation is also available at the website. After 1:00 p.m. the day of bid opening, the names of vendors submitting proposals are posted to the website for public viewing. A pre-proposal meeting will not be held. Project Scope: The City of Tacoma is seeking proposals from qualified firms to conduct a strategic assessment of its core Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, currently based on the SAP ECC 6.04 platform. In addition to core services like Human Resources, Finance, and Public Works, the City operates a utility that leverages SAP extensively in its Power, Water, and Customer Service businesses. The assessment will include reviews of the ERP infrastructure, IT operations/administration, and business applications with a goal of identifying opportunities to improve overall value, performance, alignment of services with current business priorities, cost efficiency, and strategic/operational planning. Additionally, the assessment will include high-level benchmarking based on industry best practice performance measures to compare the City's ERP practice with leaders in state or local government. Lastly, the assessment will include a slate of specific, actionable, prioritized recommendations to frame the City's forward-facing continual improvement plans. Estimate: $300,000 Additional information regarding the specifications may be obtained by contacting Chuck Blankenship, Senior Buyer, 253-502-8163, for general purchasing information. CITY OF TACOMA /s/Kathy Katterhagen Procurement and Payables Manager /s/Chuck Blankenship Senior Buyer City of Tacoma protest policy, located at, specifies procedures for protests submitted prior to and after submittal deadline. Meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities can be arranged with 48 hours advance notice by calling 253-502-8468. June 24