ATS tender process template

CLARE RYDER • 01 Apr 2021

Beginning a project to build a tender to go out to market with for a new applicant tracking system can be a daunting task. As an organisation, we've seen and completed many tenders for our recruitment software over our 20+ years in the market - and we've seen what happens when important questions are missed and not included when shortlisting providers.

Download the tender template

Tender template - our recommended questions

Our tender template is borne from our years of experience of seeing and completing comprehensive (and not so comprehensive) tenders and RFIs documents. This template is a great place to start when you're considering going out to tender for an ATS platform - and it includes a wide range of factors that go beyond simple functionality.

We've included everything that should be asked of ATS vendors during the tender stage, including sections on:

  • The candidate experience
    All the questions that should be asked of an ATS provider - what's included, how easy is it to use and much more.
  • Recruiter and admin experience
    Top tips on what any good ATS should include - from configurability to available features.
  • Hiring Manager experience
    Getting Hiring Managers' buy-in to this process is critical to its success, so making sure you ask all the right questions here of what's included for them is really important.
  • The implementation process
    Consider what's included during implementation, such as how much support will the ATS provider give you? 
  • Training and education
    As well as during implementation, our tips on asking the right questions about ongoing training during your time with them.
  • The support offered
    What ongoing support is included along with other networking and client input groups.

Get started

Tender template