Performing Purchasing Agent Duties Business is booming for Waters, Inc., a growing customer service fulfillment business. Most of its business is coming from clients who once outsourced their
customer service needs to firms in India. A major client just signed a contract that will take effect in nine months. This means there are only nine months to purchase the equipment and to train 75
new customer service representatives. As a purchasing agent, you are tasked with getting the computer equipment and software that the new agents will need to the specifications of both the client
and established company standards. This assignment has three (3) distinct parts that are outlined below. This paper will be between seven and ten (7-10) pages long. Label each part clearly. Part 1:
Need Identification and Specification 1. Create 10 to 12 questions that you will ask the client in order to determine the exact hardware and software needs. Provide a brief rationale for asking the
question. Part 2: RFP2. Write a request for proposal based on the needs and specifications identified during the need and specification stage.
Note: You will have to fabricate the needs and specifications based on outside research, e.g., standard computer specifications, basic software needs, etc. 3. Describe how and to whom you will
distribute the RFP. Assume the company has a requirement that minority-owned businesses must be included in the distribution of the RFP. Part 3: Timeline of Tasks and Activities 4. Develop a
comprehensive timeline of the tasks and activities, and who is involved with each task or activity, that need to take place to fulfill the need in the time frame indicated in the scenario.
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