A Beginner’s Guide to Requests for Proposal (RFPs)



a stack of flyers on a table: Project Proposal written on a blue sticky on top of a stack of documents next to a keyboard


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Project Proposal written on a blue sticky on top of a stack of documents next to a keyboard

It’s not the most glamorous part of a project, but the request for proposal process is where your project succeeds or fails — even before it begins.

Get the RFP process wrong, and you risk hiring an unqualified contractor without the skills to complete the project or with an unrealistic plan that causes your project to be heavily delayed and way over budget. By putting a lot of effort into the RFP process, you protect your project from disaster.

Managing RFP bids requires good document control, and it’s a key part of project planning. This guide will describe what the RFP process is and how to put it to work for you.

Overview: What is a request for proposal (RFP)?

A request for proposal is a document businesses use

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