Writing a Request for Proposals (RFP) can feel daunting. As you face an upcoming need for goods or services, you may be tempted to fall back on a previously issued version of an RFP, simply mimic what a peer city or state has done, or renew an existing contract - even though you know you could probably find a better-performing vendor.
But an RFP is the foundation for achieving strategic goals and improving outcomes for residents through contracting, and such an opportunity shouldn't be wasted. This results-driven RFP template will help you craft an inviting RFP that attracts quality proposals from vendors. Key features of this template include:
• Clearly identified outcomes to be achieved through the contracted service.
• A logical organizational structure with project-specific information at the beginning of the RFP.
• Easy-to-navigate section headers and table of contents.
• Proposer checklists and response workbooks to help proposers know what to submit.
Be sure to check out our companion Template Response Workbook, which provides sample questions for proposers to respond to.