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RFPs: What to Know & How ICE Can Help

About This Webinar

William Ellis, MS, RPh
Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy Specialties 

On-demand Webcast

This session will re-think the RFP process through the development of an RFP that fosters partnerships emphasizing the fit between the vendor and the certification organization. User stories are a universal method for expressing detailed requirements in a format that remains focused on the user need as much as the solution the vendor must provide. This approach gives the vendor the clearest picture of what is needed while providing flexibility to fit the solution within the framework that the vendor holds. This session will cover the development of a timeline as well as ICE resources available to assist certification organizations in developing an RFP for a wide range of products and services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a draft timeline for the overall process of consultant selection, RFP development and evaluation, vendor selection and implementation
  • Discuss the roles of the certification organization, consultant and potential vendors throughout the RFP process
  • Discuss how user stories can be helpful in developing a successful RFP
  • List three actions that can derail a successful selection and implementation process

$90 Members | $135 Non-members

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About the Presenter

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William Ellis currently serves as executive director for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) in Washington, DC. BPS identifies and recognizes pharmacy specialty practice areas; sets standards for the certification and recertification of pharmacy specialists; and objectively evaluates individuals seeking certification and recertification. BPS now recognizes eight pharmacy specialties and has issued board certification to over 24,000 pharmacists worldwide. In 2014, he was appointed a commissioner to the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and is the 2016 Chairman.

He has 30 years of leadership experience serving as executive vice president for the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists (1986-97) and as CEO and executive director of the American Pharmacists Association Foundation (1997-2011).

Following his pharmacy degree from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP), Ellis completed an executive residency with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 1986 and earned his Master of Science degree in health education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1994.