Request For Proposal (RFP) Template

Writing your first RFP? If so, these MS Word templates will help you get started.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) is an invitation to suppliers to submit a proposal on a specific product or service. Effective RFPs reflect the strategy and short/long term business objectives, providing detailed insight upon which suppliers will be able to offer a matching perspective.

RFP Purpose

Use this Request for Proposal template to:

  • Inform suppliers that you wish to procure products or services.
  • Alert suppliers that the selection process is competitive.
  • Ensure that suppliers respond factually to the identified requirements.
  • Demonstrate impartiality by following a structured evaluation and selection procedure.

 Request For Proposal Template

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Use this 58-page MS Word template to write concise, effective, and comprehensive Request for Proposals. The RFP template pack also includes a free Expression of Interest template, Clarifications to RFP Queries, and Vendor Assessment spreadsheets. RFPs are also known as Invitation To Tender documents.

You can also use this Request for Proposal template to show prospective bidders that you’re a professional organization which expects their proposals to match the high standards you have set.

Request For Proposal Word Template

You have described your requirements in a clear format that will improve communications between both parties and aid transparency.

Request For Proposal Executive Summary

You have committed time and resources into this project and expect proposals to reflect this commitment.

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Request For Proposal Costs Template

Request For Proposal Sample Template

This Request for Proposal template helps you articulate your specification of requirements, the approach to payment (e.g. daily rates and fixed price costs), personnel requirements, and also contains several appendices that will assist you in your procurement process. The
RFP template also includes sample formats that can be used by Bidders and Suppliers when preparing their proposals.

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Table of Contents

Here is the Table of Contents for the Request for Proposal.

0. General Information
0.1. Name of Proposal
0.2. Query Handling

1.     Executive Summary
1.1.  [Issuer’s] Background
1.2.  [Issuer’s] Mission Statement
1.3.  [Issuer’s] Role
1.4.  [Issuer’s] Organization Structure
1.5.  Background & Supporting Information
1.6.  Context of Proposal
1.7.  Project Constraints and Assumptions
1.8.  Scope of Work
1.9.  Project Start
1.10. Contract Overview
1.11. Prime Contractor Responsibility
1.12. Closing Date for Receipt of Proposal
1.13. Evaluation of proposal
1.14. Contract Award
1.15. Response to Queries
1.16. Additional Information

2.     Specification of Requirements
2.1.  Objectives
2.2.  Deliverables
2.3.  Project Duration
2.4.  Possible Additional Work
2.5.  Collaboration
2.6.  Resource Requirements
2.7.  Target Groups
2.8.  Mandatory Requirements
2.9.  Desirable Requirements
2.10. Timescales
2.11. Quality Measures
2.12. Effort Required by Issuer during project
2.13.  Sample Requirement – Website Design
2.14.  Sample Requirement – Training
2.15.  Sample Requirement – Documentation
2.16.  Sample Requirement – Maintenance and Support

3.    Schedule of Costs
3.1. Payment Schedule
3.2. Payment Arrangement
3.3. Details Costs
3.4. Fixed Price Costs
3.5. Detailed Costs
3.6. Technical Support Costs
3.7. Further Conditions

4.    Required Format of Proposal
4.1. Format of Proposal
4.2. Layout of Proposal
4.3. Management Summary
4.4. Proposed Solution
4.5. Project Management
4.6. Costs
4.7. Bidder’s General Information
4.7.1. Bidder’s Profile
4.7.2. Third Party / Consortium Profile
4.7.3. Customer Base
4.7.4. Financial Details
4.7.5. Technical Capability
4.7.6. Quality Certification
4.7.7. Industry Standards
4.7.8. Bidder Qualifications
4.7.9. Relevant Services
4.7.10. Specific Skills and Experience
4.8. Details of Management and Key Personnel
4.9. Format and Number of Proposals
4.10. Reference Projects

5.    Evaluation & Award Criteria
5.1. Qualification Process
5.2. Evaluation Criteria
5.3. Confidentiality of evaluation
5.4. Determination of responsiveness
5.5. Correction of Errors
5.6. Clarification of proposals
5.7. Interference
5.8. Award Criteria
5.9. Most Economically Advantageous Proposal
5.10. Bidders Qualifications
5.11. Split contracts
5.12. Conformity to Specification
5.13. Product Liability Insurance
5.14. Estimated Quantities
5.15. Number of Suppliers
5.16. Tax certificates
5.17. Status of Parties
5.18. Contract Performance
5.19. Technical Obsolescence
5.20. Contract Termination
5.21. Request for Additional Information from Bidders
5.22. Cost of preparation of proposal
5.23. Acknowledgment of Receipt
5.24. Pre-Proposal Conference
5.25. Discussions with Bidders
5.26. Amendments to the Request for Proposal
5.27. Contractual Terms and Conditions
5.28. Amended Proposals
5.29. Bidders Rights to Withdraw Proposal
5.30. Termination
5.31. Legal Review
5.32. Contract Deviations
5.33. Subcontractors
5.34. Conflict of Interest
5.35. Governing Law
5.36. Compliance with the Applicable Law
5.37. Presentation of proposal
5.38. Additional Costs

6.    Appendix A – Terms and Conditions
6.1. Copyright / Intellectual Property Rights
6.2. Implementation
6.3. Financial Arrangements
6.4. Contract Award / Termination
6.5. Ownership
6.6. Framework of Agreement:
6.7. Site Visits
6.8. Alternative proposal
6.9. Price basis
6.10. Proposal Validity Period
6.11. European Directive 92/50/EEC
6.12. Subcontracting
6.13. Contract Review
6.14. Indemnities and Sureties
6.15. Freedom of Information

7.    Appendix B – Sample Format of Submission
7.1. Company details
7.2. Type of Company
7.3. Subsidiary Company, Associated Company or Parent Company
7.4. Directors, Partners, and Associates
7.5. Key Personnel
7.6. Financial Information and Bank Details
7.7. Additional Financial Statements
7.8. Bank details
7.9. References
7.10. Proposed Technical Solution

8.  Appendix C – Proposal Checklist

9.  Appendix D – Technical Setup

9.1. Internet Service Provider Details
9.2. Website Details
9.3. Network Infrastructure
9.4. Desktop
9.5. Servers
9.6. Protocols
9.7. Applications
9.8. Required Hardware
9.9. Background
9.10. Database Requirements

10. Appendix E – Features and Functionality Checklist

11. Appendix F – Certificate As To Canvassing

12. Appendix G – Contact Details

13. Appendix H – Declaration For Applicants

Free Expression of Interest Templates

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Request For Proposal Assessment Template
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Request For Proposal Excel Template
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Contents & Format

The RFP templates are in Microsoft Word and Excel format and can be downloaded online for only $14.99. The template pack includes the following documents:

Request For Proposal 37 pages x MS Word Request For Proposal Template
Expression of Interest 11 pages x MS Word Request For Proposal Word Template
Vendor Assessment 3 x Excel Request For Proposal Excel Template
Clarification to Vendor Queries 1 x Excel Request For Proposal Excel Template

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