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Bradley James 2017-04-12

Wondering if you have any good ideas for housing RFP responses (by question)?

I want to build an RFP library, so that I can easily find responses without searching through a million different RFPs but am struggling to come up with a way to record and house questions/answers in anything other than a simple Word doc and using the ol "find" feature.

In a past life I used Qvidian, but my company isn't quite there or ready for it yet.

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Michael Rase 2017-04-04
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For lack of a better term, these are “Davidisms” that my team can probably repeat verbatim at this point.

Some focus on quantitative metrics; others are obsessed with brand and positioning.

I use this internally as a motivator when a client doesn’t choose my agency (which is focused on quantitative growth for clients and building a great culture): The client that didn’t choose us is going to get the agency they deserve!

An agency without process is just a bunch of people running around doing things

Imagine going into an agency and pulling three account managers into separate rooms.

Because those agencies don’t have any underlying process for how they run accounts — they just hire (hopefully) smart people and expect them to make smart decisions for clients.

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George Mitchell 2016-10-17

I have drafted an RFP for my company but now where do I submit it Is there a general portal?

Do you individually email out to agencies?

The nature of the proposal requires a full service production/creative agency.

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Edward Hudson 2018-03-12
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A request for proposal (RFP) gives businesses the opportunity to solicit a number of suppliers for services based on a set brief.

Below we’ve illustrated our top 10 key points you should include in your RFP to streamline your selection process and ensure you choose the right agency.

Don’t underestimate the value of your company knowledge – make sure to include an in-depth company background that illustrates your values, mission, unique selling points and past achievements.

Increase our customer base to 50 clients in the US over the next five years.

Don’t just include the goals you’d like agency support with, incorporate your overall business goals – but make the distinction between the two.

Have you developed intended personas?

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Michael Vaughn 2017-09-07
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Amazon has announced plans to open a second headquarters in North America and today launched a request for proposal (RFP) from local and state governments as it looks to pin down a site for the project.

The new facility, announced as “Amazon HQ2,” will receive more than $5 billion for construction and is expected to house up to 50,000 new people, according to a press release issued by the company today.

Amazon is touting the new project’s broader impact on the local area and claims it will help create “tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment” in the vicinity.

The company has produced an eight-page RFP document, and submissions will be open from today until October 19, 2017.

The final site selection will be revealed sometime in 2018.

Amazon recently revealed plans to increase its headcount by 55 percent to 280,000 in the U.S. over 18 months, and just yesterday the company announced that its first fulfillment center in New York state will be landing in Staten Island.

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Therfpfirm 2021-03-09

The RFP company provides proposal writing services , businesses proposal ,template, and sample rfp response for consulting services.visit our website today or Call us Now: (303) 747-7302 https://www.therfpfirm.com/rfp-services-government-contracts.html

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Steven Sentell 2017-04-11
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They want automation and personalization because the ROI can be huge.

For many companies, this desire leads to an RFP (request for proposal) for marketing technology to fuel a transformation.

But is that really the answer?

From what I have seen, a lack of technology is not what’s keeping companies from building successful, targeted messaging programs.

Today’s marketers have access to a wide range of industry-leading solutions that will allow them to meet their specific needs.

Like most business problems, the answer lies in a mix of vision, focus and budget.

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Alex Blair 2017-05-05
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p Rebecca Minkoff’s Advice For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

As an engineering manager, some day you will be faced with a need to select a vendor.

First, you need to come up with a list of business requirements for the project.

Describe the high-level problem in non-technical terms and get the stakeholders to sign off.

Then (assuming you've decided to go with a vendor and not build your own, which is a big decision in and of itself), put together a more detailed requirements document for potential vendors.

Include the business problem, any hard requirements (e.g., "We're looking to update our website; we need WordPress expertise"), deadlines and as little legal boilerplate as you can get away with.

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0
tenderspedia 2021-06-22

Do you want help in writing a convincing Request for Proposal Example?

Check out Tenders Pedia once, they have numerous guidelines and request for examples.

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0
Sandra Wilson 2017-11-13
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There are a few key lessons here for anyone who writes sales proposals, big or small.

No matter what you sell, you can learn from the process of pitching for Amazon's new headquarters to write better sales proposals:

Your prospect is not just in the market for a product with the right technical specs, they often want to know how your solution and your team will fit with their company culture.

Amazon is seeking several things from the location of their new headquarters: a strong climate for business growth, an international airport, good public transit, a strong pool of tech talent and a high quality of life and cultural amenities that help attract a well-educated workforce.

(For example, the New York Times suggested that Denver might be the best metro area for Amazon's new headquarters, based on these guidelines.)

You might not be able to compete with other organizations based on every single item on the checklist, but you can try to create a compelling offer based on the overall strategic picture of why your solution is the right fit.

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Steven Condon 2017-05-09

p When making a move to a new provider of cloud or email services, the number one consideration is to leave yourself enough time to administer the procurement process and create an orderly transition.

For large companies, a migration tends to include several interconnected dependencies and systems.

Too many times we see request for proposals without enough consideration for when the existing contract is up — or no RFP at all.

This puts everybody in a bad position.

The time of 30-, 60- or 90-day extensions seems to be in the past.

If you’re planning to make a move, you must be ready to leave your existing platform behind on the day your contract ends.

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Marc Anderson 2016-09-06
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As an expert in product building- particularly mobile apps- I ve started to notice that everyone seems to think building products is easy and especially with mobile apps being all the latest rage—and with access to simple ways to prototype or early stage simulate a mobile app—almost anyone can build an app in theory but the expertise it takes to behind build and launch an app takes years, years of experience.

With more building going on there is even more layers of industry experience than before, especially in mobile and technology.

There are hundreds of thousands of development firms all with their own niches of expertise, books on software development agreements, full conferences on software building as a space and plenty of online guides on product building.

One female founder who has paved a way in software development is Anastasia Hilinsky of BuildRx.

Imagine a successful women s retail brand: they know their product and customer, but they may not know the differences between popular eCommerce platforms, payment solutions or fully understand the fulfillment challenges they may face.

By the same token, large or established companies can benefit from working with a shop, even if they are highly technically competent.

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Rickey Cameron 2016-05-23
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This is obviously good for the organization requesting the services; you don t want to waste your time wading through the RFP responses of potential partners who were making huge assumptions about whether they could handle your needs based on limited information.

As a result, great firms will evaluate this background or lack of it , and if the fit isn t there, they ll pass on responding to an RFP that s not good for either party.

Allow for some creativity

Yes, good RFP instruments benefit from rigid, systematic questions and answers, but they also leave some room for your potential partner to offer alternatives based on their expertise or show you why they might stand out in their field.

For example, if you re looking to design and implement a web analytics solution, rather than asking how many lines of code or how many elements should be tracked on a website, you re much better served by coming back to the need.

To ensure coverage through any transitions down the road, be sure to ask about:

ongoing consult and services to support the proposed work and address future needs;

knowledge transfer plan and formal training possibilities;

guidelines governing current and planned or future subcontracting relationships;

competitive issues and conflicts of interest, both existing and potential;

sample legal documents like Non-Disclosure Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work and so on ;

financial health and trajectory of the prospective partner; and

details around the team and people you might be working with.

About The Author

David Booth is a co-founder and Partner at Cardinal Path, where he helps organizations use data and digital intelligence to gain competitive advantage in their markets.

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Jarvis Lett 2018-04-06
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The last nine days of March sounded two alarms on the agency selection process.

Then came the news of yet another Pizza Hut breakup, initiating the chain’s fifth review in six years.

They focus clients on specifications (e.g., size, structure, process) that can’t capture the way advertising actually works and force agencies to blindly create (without the collaboration required to do really smart, quick, effective work).

And they prompt agencies to put more energy into getting than serving clients, which shortchanges brands and spurs a continuous cycle of defection.

Advertising must work immediately and spontaneously to move real people in the moment.

Only live engagement can answer the real questions that the selection process tries (and usually fails) to get at.

collect
0
Justin Martinez 2017-02-15
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The white paper or webinar content described below has been produced by one of our sponsors.

From technology selection to revamped branding, the process of redesigning a website is far more than new colors and content.

Proper up-front preparation and a thorough understanding of your goals and needs set you up for long-term success.

This guide from Bayshore Solutions will walk you through the RFP development process and serve as a template to get you started.

Visit Digital Marketing Depot to download Website Redesign RFP: A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating An RFP For Your Website Project.

Digital Marketing Depot is a resource center for digital marketing strategies and tactics.

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Krunal Vyas 2018-02-13
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A comprehensive and well written mobile app RFP can help you to obtain accurate and reliable information about your specific project.

The RFP can be a valuable document that can help you to find a good vendor for your app development project.

Keeping such factors in mind will help you to come up with a better written RFP that contains all the minute details and requirements of your app which will in turn help you to obtain relevant responses.

If that is the case with you, you should remember that including the budget can actually help you to select a vendor that is suitable for your job.

Mobile app development companies vary greatly in their infrastructure, cost, scope as well as the quality of work that they are capable of delivering.

Mobile app development projects should be backed up by proper maintenance and support

collect
0
Bradley James 2017-04-12

Wondering if you have any good ideas for housing RFP responses (by question)?

I want to build an RFP library, so that I can easily find responses without searching through a million different RFPs but am struggling to come up with a way to record and house questions/answers in anything other than a simple Word doc and using the ol "find" feature.

In a past life I used Qvidian, but my company isn't quite there or ready for it yet.

George Mitchell 2016-10-17

I have drafted an RFP for my company but now where do I submit it Is there a general portal?

Do you individually email out to agencies?

The nature of the proposal requires a full service production/creative agency.

Michael Vaughn 2017-09-07
img

Amazon has announced plans to open a second headquarters in North America and today launched a request for proposal (RFP) from local and state governments as it looks to pin down a site for the project.

The new facility, announced as “Amazon HQ2,” will receive more than $5 billion for construction and is expected to house up to 50,000 new people, according to a press release issued by the company today.

Amazon is touting the new project’s broader impact on the local area and claims it will help create “tens of thousands of additional jobs and tens of billions of dollars in additional investment” in the vicinity.

The company has produced an eight-page RFP document, and submissions will be open from today until October 19, 2017.

The final site selection will be revealed sometime in 2018.

Amazon recently revealed plans to increase its headcount by 55 percent to 280,000 in the U.S. over 18 months, and just yesterday the company announced that its first fulfillment center in New York state will be landing in Staten Island.

Steven Sentell 2017-04-11
img

They want automation and personalization because the ROI can be huge.

For many companies, this desire leads to an RFP (request for proposal) for marketing technology to fuel a transformation.

But is that really the answer?

From what I have seen, a lack of technology is not what’s keeping companies from building successful, targeted messaging programs.

Today’s marketers have access to a wide range of industry-leading solutions that will allow them to meet their specific needs.

Like most business problems, the answer lies in a mix of vision, focus and budget.

tenderspedia 2021-06-22

Do you want help in writing a convincing Request for Proposal Example?

Check out Tenders Pedia once, they have numerous guidelines and request for examples.

Steven Condon 2017-05-09

p When making a move to a new provider of cloud or email services, the number one consideration is to leave yourself enough time to administer the procurement process and create an orderly transition.

For large companies, a migration tends to include several interconnected dependencies and systems.

Too many times we see request for proposals without enough consideration for when the existing contract is up — or no RFP at all.

This puts everybody in a bad position.

The time of 30-, 60- or 90-day extensions seems to be in the past.

If you’re planning to make a move, you must be ready to leave your existing platform behind on the day your contract ends.

Rickey Cameron 2016-05-23
img

This is obviously good for the organization requesting the services; you don t want to waste your time wading through the RFP responses of potential partners who were making huge assumptions about whether they could handle your needs based on limited information.

As a result, great firms will evaluate this background or lack of it , and if the fit isn t there, they ll pass on responding to an RFP that s not good for either party.

Allow for some creativity

Yes, good RFP instruments benefit from rigid, systematic questions and answers, but they also leave some room for your potential partner to offer alternatives based on their expertise or show you why they might stand out in their field.

For example, if you re looking to design and implement a web analytics solution, rather than asking how many lines of code or how many elements should be tracked on a website, you re much better served by coming back to the need.

To ensure coverage through any transitions down the road, be sure to ask about:

ongoing consult and services to support the proposed work and address future needs;

knowledge transfer plan and formal training possibilities;

guidelines governing current and planned or future subcontracting relationships;

competitive issues and conflicts of interest, both existing and potential;

sample legal documents like Non-Disclosure Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Statements of Work and so on ;

financial health and trajectory of the prospective partner; and

details around the team and people you might be working with.

About The Author

David Booth is a co-founder and Partner at Cardinal Path, where he helps organizations use data and digital intelligence to gain competitive advantage in their markets.

Justin Martinez 2017-02-15
img

The white paper or webinar content described below has been produced by one of our sponsors.

From technology selection to revamped branding, the process of redesigning a website is far more than new colors and content.

Proper up-front preparation and a thorough understanding of your goals and needs set you up for long-term success.

This guide from Bayshore Solutions will walk you through the RFP development process and serve as a template to get you started.

Visit Digital Marketing Depot to download Website Redesign RFP: A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating An RFP For Your Website Project.

Digital Marketing Depot is a resource center for digital marketing strategies and tactics.

Michael Rase 2017-04-04
img

For lack of a better term, these are “Davidisms” that my team can probably repeat verbatim at this point.

Some focus on quantitative metrics; others are obsessed with brand and positioning.

I use this internally as a motivator when a client doesn’t choose my agency (which is focused on quantitative growth for clients and building a great culture): The client that didn’t choose us is going to get the agency they deserve!

An agency without process is just a bunch of people running around doing things

Imagine going into an agency and pulling three account managers into separate rooms.

Because those agencies don’t have any underlying process for how they run accounts — they just hire (hopefully) smart people and expect them to make smart decisions for clients.

Edward Hudson 2018-03-12
img

A request for proposal (RFP) gives businesses the opportunity to solicit a number of suppliers for services based on a set brief.

Below we’ve illustrated our top 10 key points you should include in your RFP to streamline your selection process and ensure you choose the right agency.

Don’t underestimate the value of your company knowledge – make sure to include an in-depth company background that illustrates your values, mission, unique selling points and past achievements.

Increase our customer base to 50 clients in the US over the next five years.

Don’t just include the goals you’d like agency support with, incorporate your overall business goals – but make the distinction between the two.

Have you developed intended personas?

Therfpfirm 2021-03-09

The RFP company provides proposal writing services , businesses proposal ,template, and sample rfp response for consulting services.visit our website today or Call us Now: (303) 747-7302 https://www.therfpfirm.com/rfp-services-government-contracts.html

Alex Blair 2017-05-05
img

p Rebecca Minkoff’s Advice For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

As an engineering manager, some day you will be faced with a need to select a vendor.

First, you need to come up with a list of business requirements for the project.

Describe the high-level problem in non-technical terms and get the stakeholders to sign off.

Then (assuming you've decided to go with a vendor and not build your own, which is a big decision in and of itself), put together a more detailed requirements document for potential vendors.

Include the business problem, any hard requirements (e.g., "We're looking to update our website; we need WordPress expertise"), deadlines and as little legal boilerplate as you can get away with.

Sandra Wilson 2017-11-13
img

There are a few key lessons here for anyone who writes sales proposals, big or small.

No matter what you sell, you can learn from the process of pitching for Amazon's new headquarters to write better sales proposals:

Your prospect is not just in the market for a product with the right technical specs, they often want to know how your solution and your team will fit with their company culture.

Amazon is seeking several things from the location of their new headquarters: a strong climate for business growth, an international airport, good public transit, a strong pool of tech talent and a high quality of life and cultural amenities that help attract a well-educated workforce.

(For example, the New York Times suggested that Denver might be the best metro area for Amazon's new headquarters, based on these guidelines.)

You might not be able to compete with other organizations based on every single item on the checklist, but you can try to create a compelling offer based on the overall strategic picture of why your solution is the right fit.

Marc Anderson 2016-09-06
img

As an expert in product building- particularly mobile apps- I ve started to notice that everyone seems to think building products is easy and especially with mobile apps being all the latest rage—and with access to simple ways to prototype or early stage simulate a mobile app—almost anyone can build an app in theory but the expertise it takes to behind build and launch an app takes years, years of experience.

With more building going on there is even more layers of industry experience than before, especially in mobile and technology.

There are hundreds of thousands of development firms all with their own niches of expertise, books on software development agreements, full conferences on software building as a space and plenty of online guides on product building.

One female founder who has paved a way in software development is Anastasia Hilinsky of BuildRx.

Imagine a successful women s retail brand: they know their product and customer, but they may not know the differences between popular eCommerce platforms, payment solutions or fully understand the fulfillment challenges they may face.

By the same token, large or established companies can benefit from working with a shop, even if they are highly technically competent.

Jarvis Lett 2018-04-06
img

The last nine days of March sounded two alarms on the agency selection process.

Then came the news of yet another Pizza Hut breakup, initiating the chain’s fifth review in six years.

They focus clients on specifications (e.g., size, structure, process) that can’t capture the way advertising actually works and force agencies to blindly create (without the collaboration required to do really smart, quick, effective work).

And they prompt agencies to put more energy into getting than serving clients, which shortchanges brands and spurs a continuous cycle of defection.

Advertising must work immediately and spontaneously to move real people in the moment.

Only live engagement can answer the real questions that the selection process tries (and usually fails) to get at.

Krunal Vyas 2018-02-13
img

A comprehensive and well written mobile app RFP can help you to obtain accurate and reliable information about your specific project.

The RFP can be a valuable document that can help you to find a good vendor for your app development project.

Keeping such factors in mind will help you to come up with a better written RFP that contains all the minute details and requirements of your app which will in turn help you to obtain relevant responses.

If that is the case with you, you should remember that including the budget can actually help you to select a vendor that is suitable for your job.

Mobile app development companies vary greatly in their infrastructure, cost, scope as well as the quality of work that they are capable of delivering.

Mobile app development projects should be backed up by proper maintenance and support