- Identifying requirements that every proposal must meet
- Identifying the requirements that are optional or “wish list” items
- Separating your list of requirements by function, such as IT requirements, reporting, software integration, etc.
- Prioritizing requirements, if necessary
- Including an area for vendors to respond to these requirements and identify what’s part of their basic package and what requires customization, a feature extension, or an upgrade
- Including a section for vendors to outline the price—include optional features or additional charges
Training, Implementation & Support Options
Once you’ve written an RFP, you'll send it out to vendors. Give them ample time to respond—at least two weeks, preferably three.
It takes time and effort to write an RFP, but the payoff is worth it if you save yourself the pain that comes with making the wrong decision.
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