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