Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the general purpose of RFP, part of Writing a Proposal.
- That request for proposals, shortened to RFP…is a formal invitation to submit a proposal.…It will specify exactly the work to be performed…or the product or services to deliver,…budgets, deadlines, maybe even the length of the proposal.…It should convey the organization's intent and vital aspects…of the requested project.…The RFP will generally have a number attached to it,…and that number needs to be included in your proposal.…Maybe even a copy of, or at least parts, of the actual RFP.…
Responding to an RFP may seem as though…you're being required to jump through lots of hoops.…But think about this, the RFP process can be expensive…and painful for both companies,…the one writing the RFP and the one writing the proposal…in response to the RFP.…And unfortunately, sometimes a proposal writer…may have to respond to a poorly written RFP.…Let's look at some of the standard RFP sections.…What's the Purpose?…That portion provides useful information about the needed…project or service, so the proposal writers can tailor…
- Reading the RFP and asking questions
- Understanding different proposal types
- Following the writing process
- Connecting the dots
- Researching the company
- Using the client's jargon
- Understanding what parts to include
- Following up on a proposal
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Understanding the Proposal
2. Types of Proposals
3. Responding to an RFP
4. Customizing the Proposal
5. What to Include
6. Following Up
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