Successful sourcing and procurement isn’t just about handling the minutiae and intermediate tasks like information gathering, research, back-and-forth with providers, etc. Procurement services should go beyond traditional vendor assessments and pricing exercises to deliver the infrastructure designed to meet business requirements.

Finding a resource that manages the procurement process including vetting, selecting, negotiating and sourcing infrastructure is key to ensuring projects stay on-schedule, budget targets are hit and providers stay accountable.

NEF’s seasoned team of procurement specialists shoulder the responsibilities of identifying solutions, comparing providers, designing infrastructure, negotiating contracts and ensuring smooth implementation. The key benefit to relying on NEF for procurement is delegation – NEF handles the myriad tasks of buying and implementing solutions while client IT teams focus on the strategic IT initiatives that drive business.

Discover how NEF procurement services can benefit your IT infrastructure projects. Talk with our procurement team today.

Our Solutions

Contract Negotiation

While managing IT contracts may seem like a blocking and tackling exercise, getting the most favorable terms can have a significant impact on the scalability and ROI of a company’s infrastructure. In order to make wise IT investments that address the needs of today and the future, knowing the best practices of contract negotiations is essential.

Pricing Analysis

In order to invest wisely, companies that conduct a comprehensive pricing analysis better understand how to align existing network requirements and future business objectives. Beyond pricing, understanding various vendor advantages and disadvantages enables IT teams to take a holistic look at infrastructure options and costs.

Installation Management

Beyond solution design, pricing exercises and contract negotiations, solutions need to be implemented as promised both in terms of design and timeline. Careful management of the installation process can ensure timely and accurate delivery of infrastructure and take considerable burden off IT teams in the process.

Procurement as a Service

For some companies and carriers, infrastructure procurement is an ongoing need and an area where an experienced third party resource can provide tremendous value. A third party procurement as a service option enables teams to focus on core competencies and more pressing priorities while leaving the infrastructure planning, contracts and installation to a specialized resource.

Guide to Getting Carrier Quotes

For companies getting fiber quotes, waiting to hear back from carriers can cause some of the most damaging and unnecessary delays. Fortunately, there are a few steps companies can take to accelerate the quoting process before they feel like they’re being put at the back of line.

Read “The Insider’s Guide to Getting Carrier Quotes” ebook to learn a six-step framework for preventing delays in the pricing process and submitting an air-tight quote request.


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NEF is a trusted partner for Skybox as we examine new expansion opportunities.  No matter the market or location, we know that NEF has the resources and expertise to meet our key objectives in a timely manner.

Skybox Datacenters

Didja operates a hybrid cloud (AWS and a multi-city data center ops) to support millions of consumer operations for TV Apps. NEF designed a completely diverse network for us and helped establish a Border Gateway Protocol for network failover, ensuring 100% uptime. We look forward to continuing to work with NEF as we expand into additional markets, delivering content closer to our end users over a low-latency, failsafe connection.

Didja, Inc.

Working with multiple vendors on a project like this is not easy, and we were fortunate to have a tenacious resource like NEF to pull the parts together, cut through the red tape and complete the project.

Black Duck Software

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EDF Energy Services

I was highly impressed with the level of detail and analysis as well as the expertise demonstrated in the Connectivity Report. We are using it to help us make a major budget decision, and the information and maps were illuminating on many levels. Well worth the spend to get the data.

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