Lesson 6, REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL WRITING is a critically important skill for the business owner or manager. It provides a deep review of the RFP process and reveals strategies for winning bids.
The lesson briefly reviews the RFP process from the Requestor’s perspective. But, it quickly pivots to provide a deep understanding of the process for responding Vendors. Time and time again, successful bid submissions have changed the fortunes of a company literally overnight.
It is critical to understand methods used for evaluating vendors. The lesson reviews the importance of doing discovery on the Requestor. This discovery is often a missing piece of project due diligence. Its absence puts the unschooled Vendor to a disadvantage relative to other bidders. The lesson details how to do reconnaissance on a requestor to know the criteria for vendor evaluation.
Most importantly, Lesson 6 spends a great deal of time discussing financials for both government and private RFPs. Financials are the unacknowledged heart of any RFP submission. It is also the area where most RFP submissions fail. Financials often make or break an RFP submission. The lesson reveals secrets used in winning RFP.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL WRITING
LESSON 6 SYLLABUS
|MODULE 1||MODULE 2||MODULE 3||MODULE 4|
|Understand the Process||Preparing To Write||Writing the RFP||RFP Financials|
|What is a RFP?||Vendor Process: Part 1||Cover||Financial Guidance|
|Requester Process||Vendor Process: Part 2||Title Page||Government Strategies|
|Elements Requester RFP||4 Big Questions||Executive Summary||Private Sector Strategies|
|Requester Timelines||Homework Exercise||Table of Content||VIDEO: FTE|
|Selection Criteria||VIDEO: How To Hyperlink|
Within A Document
|Vendor Evaluation||Solution Writeup||Homework Exercise|
|Homework Exercise||RFP Language|