To ensure our E2E Solutions are easily adopted by the various Vodafone markets & relevant channels, they follow a pre-defined process, which has the following stages:
The first stage of the process is to liaise with the Global Product Manager responsible for the specific solution vertical.
After signing the NDA, you should be prepared to showcase your solution in an introductory session and share all relevant materials with the Product team, such as product description, target markets, company history and YoY performance.
VPC, on behalf of all the Vodafone Group Companies (VGCs), manages the global contracting process for procurement of products, services and solutions from the suppliers. VPC uses certain standard contracting structures in order to have an efficient mechanism to enable procurement. Below are few key terminologies and brief descriptions generally used.
VPA stands for VPC Procurement Agreement and is the framework agreement executed by the VPC and the supplier for the procurement purposes.
We have specifically designed a VPA template called ‘E2E Agreement’ which will be the global framework agreement between VPC and the supplier for procurement of IoT E2E Solutions. This agreement includes all relevant terms with provision to include solution specific details.
Since the VPA/E2E Agreement is executed by and between the VPC and the supplier, we use couple of agreement templates called AAA or ASAA to execute all such terms contained in the VPA/E2E Agreement between the respective VGC and the supplier.
The AAA is a short and simple contract in which the VGC and supplier incorporate by reference the terms and conditions agreed between VPC and supplier under the existing E2E Agreement subject (only) to any changes mandated by local law.
This enables the VGC to issue purchase orders directly to supplier and supplier to invoice the VGC directly.