RE: How to Write RFPs/RFQs?

Subject: RE: How to Write RFPs/RFQs?
From: "McDonald, Guy A." <Guy -dot- A -dot- McDonald -at- usa -dot- conoco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 15:47:57 -0600


The first thing I would do is immediately find a template of mine that has
some standard RFP headers in it. I'd strip it, keeping some of the
explanations intact and then add tons of white space for their scribbling.


Print a dozen copies and give it to all the participants of the meetings. As
for providing examples, I give pause.

Guy A. McDonald
Information Development Manager
Technical Information Architects, Inc.
7880 San Felipe Suite #200
Houston, Texas 77063
<mailto:gmcdonald -at- tiainfo -dot- com>
Direct 713.975.0081
Conoco office 281.293.6422
Fax 713.975.9812
Cell 281.935.0721

-----Original Message-----
From: Habegger, Nolan [mailto:nolan -dot- habegger -at- dyonyx -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 3:19 PM
Subject: How to Write RFPs/RFQs?

One of our clients has asked our company to do the following:

1. Assess their current IT infrastructure.
2. Make recommendations for strategic planning.

Then they will take that information and go into a closed room and decide
what their strategic plan is REALLY going to be. When they come out, they
will ask us to:

3. Write a Request for Quote (RFQ) to submit to vendors for the fulfillment
of their strategic plan.

The step between 2 and 3 we have no control over. So what controls can we

set in place to ensure that what we feed in the front end of the elephant
comes out the back end smelling like roses?

Also, any resources you know of that will help us write EXCELLENT RFP/RFQs
would be appreciated. This is our first and we want to do well.

Nolan Habegger
Communications Manager

office: 713.830.5900 x:207
cell: 832.443.6583
email: nolan -dot- habegger -at- dyonyx -dot- com

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