There is no cost to use the Supplier Network. Register for a free Planner account and gain full access to search suppliers, send RFPs, compare bids, and more. Planners may add enhanced features to their account for an additional fee, but a basic level account is completely complimentary. Sign up for your own free account today.
Cvent does not collect any commission on sent or awarded RFPs and is not involved in any of your contracts or negotiations.
The Cvent Supplier Network is free for any planner to use but some organizations choose to purchase upgraded functionality. Any venue can be listed on the tool for free, but some venues pay an additional fee for increased exposure to planners.
Since the network is currently open to the public, planners of all varieties are able to search our database of event suppliers for the ideal meeting space and service provider. Read more about the types of planners currently using Cvent.
Meeting planners can search by city, state, zip code, or metro area. Advanced searching capabilities include searching by venue name, venue type, total meeting space, amenities offered, chain affiliation, ceiling height, number of sleeping rooms, and distance from the airport. Click here and select "Advanced Search" to begin finding the venue right for you.
Our interface is incredibly user friendly. The entire sourcing process can be completed in three simple steps. Our team of Cvent representatives will be happy to walk you through the steps of creating your first RFP. Or, simply send us your event details and our product consultants will create the request on your behalf. In addition, our client services department is available 24 hours a day, five days a week in the event you are unable to get in touch with your Cvent representative.
There are several types of RFP templates available. The Advanced RFP template allows you to include the most details in your request to suppliers. If you have additional needs for your RFP templates, such as custom questions or documentation, contact the Cvent Sales Team about our enterprise product offerings.
All of your responses will appear within your Cvent account. Our RFP Management enables you to receive notifications via email when a supplier responds. You will be able to compare these responses side-by-side in easy to view formats to help make your final decision.
While we recommend allotting five to eight business days for suppliers to respond to any given lead, many suppliers respond within 24 hours. We also have a Cvent sales team dedicated to making sure suppliers know how to use the tool in order to expedite the response process.
The Cvent Destination Guide is an informational resource planners use to compare detailed information about meeting destinations across the globe. It is the first and only resource specifically dedicated to hosting information relevant to meeting planning in a city. Visit the Destination Guide now.