Do requests for proposals (RFPs) give you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach? You’re not alone. Every proposal writer knows what it feels like to spend hours searching through spreadsheets, emails and old RFP bids for answers. Afterall, they know they’ve answered this before! All to often, when they finally locate the content they discover the answer is outdated.
Then, you feel guilty for interrupting a subject matter expert to get critical proposal content. Meanwhile, you know they have their own pressing concerns. All of this to complete a bid that has no guarantee of winning new business… Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.
By following the five tips listed below, you can simplify the RFP process and create RFP bids that land your organization on the shortlist.