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Showing posts in the category: request for proposal

Winning a RFP, what are the odds?

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Image courtesy of Wikipedia We often hear the knee-jerk response " nobody ever wins RFPs &...[...] read more

What is a RFP, where to find RFPs, and are RFPs relevant?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are structured methods for organizations to receive competitive bids...[...] read more

RFPdb has opened its archives of old RFPs for free

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Confluent Forms LLC, owners of the RFP Database , are proud to announce that we have opened our archive of expired RFPs to the public, witho...[...] read more

Requests for Proposals (RFP), the Drinking Game

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Requests for Proposal can be excruciating for both the issuer as well as the proposal respondent. W...[...] read more

Do you believe it is impossible to win a blind RFP?

Monday, January 31, 2011

"Conventional Wisdom" in the sales arena says that if you weren't involved in writing the Request for Proposals with the clien...[...] read more

Don't play the RFP budget cat-and-mouse game

Thursday, November 04, 2010

We're often called by organizations that are preparing to formulate a RFP and are looking for guidance on one of the biggest questions t...[...] read more

Your proposal lost... Conducting a RFP post-mortem

Friday, March 19, 2010

The harsh reality is that more often than not your proposal will not win the project during a Request for Proposals . You won't win 50% ...[...] read more

How to run a considerate and fair RFP process

Thursday, January 14, 2010

We've been on both sides of the procurement process and have seen more than our fair share of RFPs. With this background in mind we'...[...] read more

7 ways to get bidders for your Request for Proposal

Monday, January 11, 2010

An important part of the Request for Proposals process is the distribution strategy that you use for disseminating your RFP. Without a good ...[...] read more

Should stipends be provided for a pre-qualified RFP response?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

David, as a board member of the Northampton Arts Council , has recently been helping prepare a RFP for a public art project that will repla...[...] read more

Winning proposal: start from champagne & work backwards

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Writing proposal responses to a RFP can be a mind-numbing affair, and after responding to a few lengthy and complex RFPs, it's easy to f...[...] read more

Open, Competitive, Transparent and Strategic

Thursday, November 19, 2009

We view government fulfillment as having two priorities: getting the best product for the best price and being as transparent as possible in...[...] read more

Reviews and recommendations for the RFP Database

Friday, October 23, 2009

On October 1, 2009, the RFP Database surpassed a membership of over 53,000 registered users and having announced over 15,000 RFPs. On a giv...[...] read more

Developing your RFP Go/No-Go decision tree

Friday, October 16, 2009

The situation A potentially juicy RFP falls into your lap. You try not to get too excited because you know that creating a winning proposal ...[...] read more

What the Great Recession means for competitive bidding

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

One prebid meeting I went to had over 150 people there. In the past I would have expected ten at a prebid and six to propose. Betty Brenn...[...] read more

Why responding to RFPs might not be for you

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Requests for Proposals aren't for everyone. Some companies simply don't need them in order to acquire new clients and new business. ...[...] read more

Being unconventional with the RFP Database

Friday, August 14, 2009

If you're looking for RFPs, search no further: go to the RFP Database . We fully realize that the following article might sound like a...[...] read more

RFP Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts for Business Matchmaking

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The following interview/article was conducted by Vince Giorgi, Vince President of Hanley Wood Marketing for his blog, Touch Point City . The...[...] read more

We seek RFPs for Innovation, not Inspiration

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

One of the biggest conundrums that companies encounter when they are reviewing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that they are interested in bid...[...] read more

Often maligned, RFPs are a valuable tool and opportunity

Friday, July 10, 2009

It seems that every month another expert writes an article on how RFPs are bad for business , RFPs are a bad idea , top 10 lists of why you...[...] read more