Considering that this is a proposal from a Chinese company that has been operational within Canada for some time, I am confident that the company is best-suited to understand CPL employees’ needs. This firm has been in operation within Canada since 1995. It has sufficient knowledge of the culture of the people of Canada. Additionally, the company knows the Chinese culture. In addition, this company engages in international operations or business.
As such, I am certain that this company understands the culture of the Canadian people and it has the necessary business experience. The proposal indicates that the company has handled different customers in the past. It has provided similar services to them. Actually, the company has had businesses with larger companies than our CPL. Therefore; it is ethical, worthy and credible to do business with it.
Although the company has the required experience, the proposal is general. There are critical issues that the proposal does not tackle. For instance, no idea is given on the way this company will handle uncertainties and risks that might arise while doing business. For instance, the proposal does not give information about insurance requirements. Additionally, the proposal does not state the way risks that are associated with the expected cultural shock will be handled. This is very important because this will be the first visit for most employees to Canada. It is also important that the proposal addresses the Canadian legal setting which includes the regulations that should be adhered to or its past performance in the field.
I am concerned about the ability of the company to operate within CPL’s budget. This is due to the fact that there are other subsidiary firms that it will bring along. These may bring in some inconveniency. As such, the company should provide some guarantees on what it will deliver on the basis of the current budget and under any circumstance. The company should guarantee that it will generate the best possible value in relation to cost.