Request for Proposal Preparation
Are you currently engaged in a software selection search? If so, we encourage you to consider TGI and our Enterprise 21 ERP software. Enterprise 21 is an ideal solution for small to mid-market manufacturers and wholesale distributors.
As part of our free Software Selection Tool Kit, TGI offers an instructional white paper on RFP preparation, a sample RFP, and a template for supplier responses to the proposal request.
White Paper Excerpt
As you prepare material to send to potential software suppliers, you need to remember that the parties involved in the RFP process (your organization and the potential software supplier) have very different objectives relative to this process. Your objective is to get meaningful information about various potential software suppliers that will help you to “narrow the field” down to some manageable level. The objective of the software supplier, on the other hand, is to “make it to the next step” in your software selection process. As a result, most software suppliers will respond to an RFP with a (generally) voluminous “boiler plate” RFP response document filled with largely useless information and embellishments. You will find yourself digging through this information in order to extract the information in which you are interested.
As a result, the key elements of an RFP, from the perspective of an organization looking to obtain new business software, should be three-fold:
- Provide an easy “apples to apples” comparison of potential suppliers
- Provide ready access to key decision information
- Eliminate any superfluous information which is not germane to the decision process
The Request for Proposal documents are part of TGI’s Software Selection Tool Kit. To download the complete Software Selection Tool Kit, please click here.
Download the White Papers and Templates
Preparing a Request for Proposal
Request for Proposal (RFP) Sample
Request for Proposal_Vendor Responses
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