Introduction to Requests for Proposals

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This web-based, self-paced course can be accessed through the Procurement U Learning Management System (LMS).

Review and download the printable syllabus here.
Delivery method: Web Based, Self Paced
Contact Hours: 3

Registration: FREE until July 1, 2021 as part of Procurement U Gives Back Program. Regularly $60.

This course will provide participants with strategies for reviewing and preparing RFPs as it pertains to public procurement.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand when to use a Request for Proposal(RFP) instead of other methods.
  • Identify the steps in the RFP process.
  • Define responsible and responsive Bidders.
  • Identify stakeholders in the RFP process.
  • Describe the elements of a Scope of Work.
  • Understand best practices for the development of specifications.
  • Determine when insurance, bonds and licenses are needed for an RFP.
  • Identify the components of issuing, receiving and opening an RFP.
  • Analyze the skills and knowledge needed by members of an evaluation committee.
  • Recognize opportunities for conflicts of interests within the evaluation committee.
  • Analyze the key components of effective evaluation criteria.
  • Create and analyze a scoring system for an RFP.
  • Understand the purpose of negotiations within the RFP process.
  • Identify elements of a negotiation plan.
  • Understand steps for approval and award of an RFP.
  • Create an RFP template.

Please contact [email protected] for troubleshooting or any questions pertaining to the course.

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