A Request for Proposal (RFP) is something you write
when you are looking for an outsourcing company to
complete a project for you.
There are many benefits to writing an RFP you should
know before you begin.
The primary purpose of an RFP is to inform suppliers
that your company is looking for business outsourcing
and it encourages these companies to make their best
effort in meeting your requirements.
In an RFP for business outsourcing you will be
specific to the products you would like to use in your
For instance, if you want to upgrade your file servers
and you would like to use IBM Blade servers then you
should specify this requirement.
The more specific you are with your requirements and
your budget, the better bids you will receive.
An RFP also forces suppliers to be realistic and
factual identify your requirements when they come back
with an offer on your RFP.
It also allows for a larger response to your request
for business outsourcing.
It also gives you the opportunity to let the suppliers
know that the process of selection is competitive.
A closed bid selection is the best way to go when you
are looking at suppliers bids on your project. This
way, it doesn?t allow a business outsourcing company
to underbid another company for the project.
You should never tell a company what another company
bid on the project and give them the opportunity. The
entire selection process should be fair to all of the
The best way to find a business outsourcing company is
to write a Request for Proposal for the project and
include detailed requirements for the project.