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 (2) of…

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 contract. It…

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…