Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers; Improve RFP Procurement Process
Your project’s success or failure hinges on all project phases, and it begins with the written request. Substandard requests for proposals (RFPs) lead to inadequate proposals. If what you request is unclear, overly technical, or conveys a muddled message, the responses you receive will mirror that request. A vague or poorly written RFP can result in a stack of proposals that do not meet your expectations, or worse yet, provide too much information. By contrast, a well-written and concise RFP will not only attract qualified consultants and vendors but also ensure your organization receives the exact services required and enable you to fast-track your procurement efforts.
- Explain RFP myths vs. realities, including quality, the bid debate, and laws and legal definitions.
- Explain how to write an RFP, including steps to develop a clear and professional RFP document.
- Demonstrate best practices for crafting an RFP, including suggested sections, formatting, review processes, and scoring criteria.
Mandy Bowers, Sr. Marketing Specialist, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
With nearly 20 years of experience, Mandy Bowers serves as Kimley-Horn’s firmwide parking marketing specialist. She is passionate about effective communication and excels at translating complex, technical information into high-level, influential, and targeted messages. Her parking industry expertise includes campaign strategies, research, proposal coordination, marketing materials, and client deliverables.