Deciding to invest in an information technology (IT) service or product is one of the most stressful decisions you can make.

You have to evaluate data security and potential vendors’ implementation time frames and breadth of industry expertise.

But don’t panic. There are some simple steps you can take to issue a request for proposal (RFP) that helps you identify a vendor who meets all your requirements.

3 steps to issue an RFP for IT services/products like a pro

Final thoughts and resources

Key takeaway: Make sure your RFP will actually achieve your objective. Consider that there might be a simpler, quicker way to find the information you need (RFQ, RFI, etc.). If you do go with an RFP, do your homework, look for tips and examples, and make sure you’ve included all the critical criteria.

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