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Technology RFPs & Bidding: What to Know

If your company offers innovative technological products or services, there is a lucrative ecosystem of technology RFPs (Requests for Proposal) available to expand your business quickly.  Private companies, non-profit groups, and government agencies across every type of industry imaginable are in great need of external digital support. These organizations are turning to the proposal process…

RFP Tools: Only As Good as The Writer Using Them

RFP tools, from automated response software to visual design programs, promise more benefits than ever before. But crafting a winning response to an open request for proposal (RFP) requires these tools to be employed thoughtfully, and with expertise. Luckily, there are three questions you can apply to your own proposal processes to help ensure your…

5 Steps to Winning Business with RFPs

If you are working towards generating new business for your organization, there are opportunities within the world of Request for Proposals (RFP) just waiting to transform your firm’s growth trajectory. RFPs can seem demanding, technical, and competitive, but with the right preparation, there are game-changing wins that can truly transform your organization.  Step 1: Understand…

Florida Bids: Focus on the Sunshine State and Grow Your Business

Representing the third largest economy in the United States, it isn’t surprising that the Request for Proposal (RFP) landscape in Florida has an invaluable source of opportunities for vendors of every size and scope. Whether your business calls Florida home, or is looking to expand into the state, winning the right Florida bid can make…

What is the recipe for a great RFP?

Wolfgang Puck calls a great chef, “a mixture of artistry and craft”. The same can be said for managing a great request for proposals (RFP) response. Just as a cook blends passion and flavors, a successful RFP response should draw from a diverse set of ingredients to create the perfect RFP recipe! At The Bid…

5 Tips and Tools for Creating Amazing RFP Responses

An amazing RFP response can provide additional revenue streams for your business. If you’re an expert in your field, or you know your organization is ready to provide an expert-level product, Request for Proposals (RFPs) are a lucrative ecosystem you can’t afford to ignore. But in this bustling, competitive world of bids and proposals, you…

IFBs and RFPs Explained

With so many initialisms in the bidding process, it can be difficult to differentiate exactly the purpose of each proposal type. There are RFPs, IFBs, RFQs, RFIs and myriad other varieties of requests and invitations. Each path offers its own benefits, as well as drawbacks, depending on your organization’s needs and goals. Two of the…

How Do I Write a Scope of Work for an RFP?

A scope of work (SOW) is a fundamental piece of a Request for Proposal (RFP) and describes what the company is looking to achieve as a result of the RFP.  The SOW helps ensure that the product or service meets the company’s needs and establishes the parameters of what could be included in the resulting…

What To Include In Your RFP Cover Letter

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The same is true when responding to request for proposal (RFP) opportunities. A successful RFP response establishes its tone immediately through a well-thought-out cover letter that provides a concise overview detailing to the reader exactly why your organization is best-suited to meet the issuer’s…