Who is assigned to the RFP response writing team and how the response is written depends on clearly understanding the issuers requirements. The blog section of our site contains many articles on how to write the RFP response. Note that the most common mistake we observe in RFP responses is talking too much about ‘what we can do’ and not enough about ‘what the issuer needs’. Writing RFP responses is a core service that Boardroom Metrics provides its clients.
There are generally two options for submitting an RFP – either a physical copy or electronically. The primary benefit of a physical copy is the control the bidder has over the look and feel of the final document. The primary benefit of an electronic submission is timing. It can be delivered much closer to the deadline. At Boardroom Metrics, our graphic designers help ensure the quality of the final submission, regardless of how the RFP is submitted.
Finally, there is an entire process of learning from the outcome, win or lose. This includes capturing and cataloguing new content, through following up with the issuer on the results. Output from this stage can significantly enhance the quality and efficiency of future responses. Boardroom Metrics team of RFP specialists are available to assist clients who focus on this stage of the process.
For clients seeking an overall assessment of the their RFP quality assurance process, Boardroom Metrics can help in a couple of ways:
By assessing past bidder requirements and RFP responses our specialists make recommendations on improvements that enhance process and output quality
By assessing requirements of a current RFP and response our specialists make recommendations for maximizing the quality of live bid
From interpreting bidder needs, to writing a high quality response and ensuring a strong post-RFP bid process, Boardroom Metrics is committed to helping our clients implement RFP quality assurance and win more bids.
Karen McElroy is the CEO of Boardroom Metrics. She leads an experienced team of business writers across Canada and the United States. Dedicated to helping clients win competitive RFP/RFI/RFQ and Proposal pursuits, Karen is known for her unfailing responsiveness, lively personality and wealth of RFP and Proposal bid writing experience.