Crafting a request for proposal (RFP) can be stressful. You need input from several key stakeholders, and it’s difficult to ensure you’ve covered all your bases.
And let’s be honest, no one wants to be responsible for making a poor vendor selection.
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Fortunately, with the right preparation, you can craft an RFP that identifies the perfect vendor for your organization. And that starts with asking the right questions.
Before you ask your vendors a single question, you need to have an internal discussion. Identifying your crucial needs and wants upfront will save you countless miscommunications and setbacks later.
Key RFP questions to ask:
After you answer these questions, you can start to write your RFP. (Find tips on what to include in your RFP to speed up your process.)
RFP360 offers a full-circle RFP management platform that encourages collaboration with internal stakeholders and simplifies the process of gathering and evaluating vendor proposals.
“RFP360 helps us automate and focus on core business. Now, we can categorize, search, and profile providers, which helps us understand who would be the most appropriate vendors to invite to a particular RFP,” said Mark Rieder, SVP of HR technologies and benefits administration at NFP. “We love the automated scoring. We’re shortlisting faster, and we’re being a true partner to our vendors. It’s a win-win.”