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RFP release checklist

When the RFP is released, you should not have to take time to figure out what to do.

Here is a list of things to consider and actions to take as soon as the RFP is released:

See also:
Proposal start-up and logistics

❏   What is the method for submitting questions, and when are they due?
❏   When is the proposal due, when is award anticipated, when is the project start anticipated?
❏   What has changed since the release of the draft RFP (if any)?
❏   Did the customer act on your suggested changes?
❏   Is there anything in the RFP that might prevent you from bidding?
❏   Does the RFP provide all of the information you need to bid?
❏   Do you have questions about any of the RFP requirements?
❏   Are there any RFP requirements that you would like to see changed?
❏   Does anything in the RFP require you to change your teaming plans?
❏   Is there anything you can still do to influence the scope of work, performance specifications, evaluation criteria, or other aspects of the RFP?
❏   Is an updated bidders list available?
❏   Have you distributed the RFP to all proposal stakeholders?
❏   When will you have a formal bid/no-bid review?
❏   When will you hold the kickoff meeting?
❏   What do you need to change or do to finalize your proposal plans?


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