RFP Response


If you have ever gone through a large-scale (or even small-scale) request for proposal, you know that evaluating COTS packages and vendor RFP response is challenging! It is rare that a vendor will reply back that they can’t support your desired features, and the sheer amount of data they return can be overwhelming.

We recommend using a template for COTS research and RFPs to help organize and sort your solution feature priority, responses and valuations. Check out our blog post RFPs: Ripe For Prioritization for more details on using this template and an example walking through its usage.

Take the time to make THE list. Use our RFP Response Template to help identify your solution requirements and how your vendors stack up against them. This is an MS Excel spreadsheet with usage suggestions to ensure you identify whether your options are truly solution options and if so, how they compare.

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RFP Response Template

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BA Proficiency Assessment

Identify your team’s analysis skills gaps.

System Interface

Analyze and communicate system interface and data migration requirements.

Requirements Validation

Validate test plans, test cases, and defect reporting.

Estimating Analysis Time

Track, stakeholders, the time needed and dependencies.

Happy Meeting Box

Set meeting expectations and ensure you are prepared.

Business Case

Justify your project based on feasibility and a cost/benefit analysis.

Decision Making

Plan and track your project decisions.

Mentoring Relationship

Take advantage of your talent with a mentoring program.

Facilitated Session

Plan for thorough requirements gathering sessions.

Collaboration Model

Set role expectations and communicate each member’s contribution.

Requirements Package

Completely define business and functional project requirements.

Stakeholder Analysis

Track important information about your stakeholder(s).

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