RFPs 101

Learn about the wonderful world of RFPs with the RFPs 101 series. In each blog we break down one step, element, or role in the proposal management process.

Toy Car on bookshelf What is an RFP
RFPs 101

Lesson 01: What is an RFP?

RFP is the acronym for Request for Proposal. You might also see the acronyms RFI, RFQ, or RFB. The “I” stands for Information and is frequently a predecessor to an RFP. The “Q” stands for quote and the “B” stands for bid. Some organizations use the acronym ITB, or Invitation to Bid.

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RFPs 101

Lesson 04: Connecting to Serve

Most Corporate Sector work comes from marketing, networking, and building relationships. Generally, companies will invite a select group of companies, typically those with which they’ve already worked.

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RFPs 101

Lesson 05: How to Read an RFP

RFPs can be long, uninteresting, and less than user-friendly documents. It is so easy just to skim the RFP, only looking at the deadline and RFP title and falling into a state of complete overwhelm.

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RFPs 101

Lesson 13: What Do Proposal Consultants Do?

Are you a small business owner struggling to grow your business? Or perhaps you work for a larger company drowning in RFPs and other solicitations. For either of these cases, proposal consultants can be your saving grace in helping you achieve 100% compliance and create a responsive, winning proposal.

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