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also i need you to answer number 9
2. What is an RFP?
What is its purpose? Who prepares/issues the RFP?
An RFP is defined as a “customer issued solicitation to
attract interested contractors to develop and submit proposed solutions” (InformationTechnology Project Management, Seventh
Edition pg.12). The purpose of an RFP is to get the specific
requirements for the project. The RFP is typically prepared by the customer.
3. Identify and
describe the components/sections that should be included in a typical RFP.
When creating an RFP the sections that should be included
are the statement of work, customer requirements, required deliverables, details about all items
supplied by the customer, contract, payment terms, required schedule for
completion, format requirement for contractor
proposals and proposals due dates.
4. What is an RFQ?
How is it different from and RFP?
An RFQ is defined as a “Customer issued solicitation for
contractor/vendor to supply specific
products or services” (InformationTechnology Project Management, Seventh
Edition pg.65). An RFP is also a customer solicitation, but
instead of looking for products and services vendors want proposed solutions.
5. What is the
response to an RFP? What is its purpose? Who prepares/submits the response?
The response to an RFP is a proposal. The purpose of a
proposal is to persuade the client that your organization or company is their
best option for completing this project. The contractors prepare and submit
proposals to the clients.
6. Identify and
describe the components/sections that should be included in a typical response
to an RFP.
The sections of a typical proposal are known as the
technical, management and costs sections. In the technical section the
project’s anticipated problems should be explained and a proposed solution must
be given. In the management section a
detailed description of all work tasks, deliverables, project schedule, project
organization and all equipment and facilities needed to complete the project
must be presented. For the cost section a detail description about the cost of
all a labor, materials, subcontractors and consultants, equipment and
facilities rental, travel, documentation must be delivered.
7. Analyze the RFP
The RFP is spit into different
attachments. The most important Attachment is C, also as the known Scope of
Services section. Here a statement of
work is given, an outline of required deliverables and acceptance criteria. Next is Attachment D or the Sample Agreement
for Services section. This page explains
all the terms and conditions that must met by the contractor. Lastly is Attachment F, an outlined payment
agreement. This RFP cover a lot of ground as to the entire aspect of the
project. As a emphasize place on contractor’s project resume and their legal
history leaves the bidder to assume I that the vendor is a serious
organization, looking for a serious contractor to tackle their problems.
8. Look over the two
RFPs located at:
It can be presumed that the magnitude of this project is
very large. However The Rock Island Arsenal RFP is poorly organized. Vague
titles for each section make it difficult for users to find desired content. It
wasn’t until I visited Section C that I was able to find the RFP’s statement of
work. The scope of the project is
explained and contractor responsibilities were outlined. While I feel this RFP has all the appropriate
parts it requires, its bad user design made this a mediocre RFP.
9. Find an
IT-related RFP on the Internet; provide a working URL for the web site. Comment
on the RFP that you found.