Proof of Concept (POC)/Pilot Related Questions:
Is a supplier allowed to perform a proof of concept (POC) during an RFP? A POC is not possible with any one particular supplier, while an RFP is in process. However, you can make a POC a part of the final RFP, as long as you are giving every supplier a chance to prove their concept. Please consider this could take a lot of internal bandwidth.
Can pilots be included into the RFP process? A pilot can be included into the RFP process once the supplier has been selected.