A request for proposal process, called an RFP for short, was designed to condense an intense amount of collaboration and conversation into a document that specifies key imperatives for a project and questions to ask of companies who can help accomplish the goals.
A couple years ago, Forbes Magazine did an article called “Stop Wasting Time on RFPs” where they pointed out that RFPs worth their weight are a culmination of an incredible amount of hours on the side of the requesting organization that, in turn, require countless hours by the responding agency. As with anything, a complete understanding of what’s involved to procure an end result that will be worth the time investment is critical.
With the advent of technology and online resources, what was once obtainable only via more arduous methods is readily available at fingertips. The workings of the Interwebs will quickly pull up extensive information about potential partners, experience, background, portfolio examples, reviews, similar project and client stories, extent of skills and capabilities, and so much more.
Don’t Let an RFP Process Eat Up All Your Time
We don’t require an RFP and have seen a steady decline in their use over the years as budgets tighten, employee resources get leaner, and time constraints grow more demanding. Our free quote process is designed to provide answers to all questions to move projects forward very quickly. Our team is happy to provide a quote, answer your questions, and be here for you every step of the way. We understand that an RFP may be a required step in your process and your hands are tied, so here are some tips to make it more efficient or meaningful if you go that route. These tips work if you decide to choose not to follow a rigid RFP process.
- Plan to focus on relationships. A paper document can only do so much, yet key people can further your cause quickly and hone in on what you really want to accomplish. Our team at J-C Press will put you first and do things right, on time, as promised.
- Transparency is incredibly powerful and made easier in person. Through meaningful, two-way conversations we can quickly provide you with every detail you’re required to collect such as possibilities and options, equipment, turnaround times, pricing, and capabilities. We’re happy to provide what you need, while saving us both time. A conversation is more fruitful and brings us closer to a deadline, that much faster!
- By working one-on-one with a J-C Press Rep who gets to know your company needs best, in lieu of an RFP, we can ask clarifying questions that save time, money, and avoid pitfalls and headaches. Use our experience to your advantage by letting us guide you down paths you didn’t even know were an option.
Don’t limit yourself with an unnecessary or ill-fitting requirement, when there may be alternatives we’re aware of that would work better. Let’s start with a conversation today and let’s see what we can accomplish for you that will exceed your expectations!