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RFP Lab: Forms - Training - Templates - June 21-23, 2022
Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 11:00 AM to Thursday, June 23, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT
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RFP Lab: Forms - Training - Templates




  • Establish vendor competition
  • Convert vendor “sales talk” into enforceable contractual commitments
  • Codify all requirements in a single document
  • Align objectives and evaluation criteria
  • Stop vendors from bypassing the procurement process
  • Obtain multiple solutions to your “problem”
  • Gain, improve and retain negotiating power
  • Provide a disciplined, repeatable approach to the RFP process


A well-designed RFP will address your needs effectively. It should require that responding vendors propose concrete solutions and be accountable for those solutions.

Your RFP process should determine

  • How willing is a vendor to accept contractual commitments?
  • Does the vendor have the skills and experience to do the job right, on time and within budget?
  • What responsibilities will the vendor have?
  • What deliverables can you expect to see? When?
  • What happens if the vendor does not deliver as expected?
  • What is the best deal?

If the solutions to these issues are left ambiguous, the results are often disastrous. Project delays, cost overruns, wired deals and overall project failure are common outcomes from using an informal approach. Unfortunately, many projects fit into this undesirable category.

With the help of a well-crafted RFP, issues that are left for future negotiation with a vendor are minimal.


  • Getting Organized
  • Produce (activate the team, responsibilities, develop outline, gain approval)
  • Request (issue the RFP, conduct the bidders’ conference, answer questions)
  • Evaluate (receive-review, evaluate, considerations (ZOC), document)
  • Manage (project plan, contract and relationship)
  • And more


You will receive more than 20 tools and resources, including:

  • RFP template
  • Potential Vendor Evaluation Matrix
  • Potential Vendor Pricing Matrix
  • Bidders’ Conference Agenda
  • Position Paper
  • RFP Checklist
  • Request For Information (RFI) Template
  • Various form letters to communicate effectively with potential vendors
  • Sample Reference Check Questions
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