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Answering More of Your Most Frequently Asked Questions.

Our team of bid experts are continuing to answer your most frequently asked questions! From identifying the differences between local, state and federal RFPs to clarifying just how much your team needs to be involved in the process, we want you to feel confident tackling your next RFP. And, if you missed last week’s edition,…

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions.

At The Bid Lab, we are committed to serving as your go-to resource for all things RFPs.  To that end, we compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions from both prospects and current clients. In this two-part series, we answer all of your most pressing questions about the RFP process and The Bid…

Hiring an RFP Writer, Is It Worth It?

Upon taking your first steps into the public contracting arena, two things may have happened, with likely the same outcome. One, you may have opened the first RFP, skimmed through the twenty (or more) pages, thought to yourself “I don’t have the time for this” and then went about your normal day-to-day. Or two, you…

RFIs: When Agencies Need More Information

Among the many “request for” documents organizations may issue or respond to, is the Request for Information (RFI). It is used when an agency has limited knowledge about the scope of work needed to fulfill a pending project. As part of an information-gathering process, agencies will issue the RFI first as it also helps them…

What is a Letter of Intent to Bid?

A letter of intent is not always a required RFP document, but may be one your organization considers implementing into your response process. You may be asking why you should bother with it if it isn’t required? After all, RFPs have enough requirements all on their own! So, let’s dig in. Imagine your business intends…

Does the Lowest Bid Win the Contract?

Pricing. We know it makes a lot of our customers nervous, and can even make them second guess their strategy when preparing their proposals. After all, it makes sense. The myth is out there that all contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder. The truth, however, is that all decision makers would like to award…

The Dos and Don’ts of RFP Cover Letters

You are not alone if you feel like completing RFPs is a never-ending process. Time, research, and planning all take an organized effort from your team. There are myriad documents to assemble and requirements to meet. But, just when you think you’re finally finished, you may realize that you’re forgetting that all-important ‘first impression’: your…

You Just Received an IFB, Now What?

What is an Invitation for Bid? For one, it is a whole lot less intimidating than an RFP! So wipe that sweat off your brow! The Bid Lab is here to help you dig into what you need to know – and how you need to proceed next – in responding to IFBs. What are…

RFP Response Templates

Responding to RFPs can lead to a number of profitable opportunities for you and your business. They can open doors to new industries or provide you with additional work from your existing book of business. But, if the process is so lucrative, why doesn’t everyone write RFP responses? On average, companies spend an incredible 30…