Organizations often face pressing needs that they don’t have the internal expertise or resources to meet. As a result, they will contact qualified vendors to provide skilled services via a Request for Proposal (RFP) – a document that describes a project’s needs and asks for proposed solutions. RFPs include an organizational background, a short project description, project requirements and objectives, milestones and deadlines, questions and required information, along with contact information and submission deadlines. A well-crafted RFP can help ensure that qualified vendors will be contracted and the project is completed as planned.
Typically, an RFP process may include:
1. Establishing project boundaries
2. Identifying key stakeholders and advisors
3. Talking to stakeholders and define project needs
4. Writing the RFP
5. Creating a scoring criteria draft
6. Circulating the RFP
7. Reviewing responses
8. Researching novel technologies as necessary
9. Researching vendors’ track records
10. Scoring the responses and selecting a vendor
11. Negotiating and signing a contract
Current, previous, and upcoming SJTPO RFPs are listed on this page. Check back periodically during the RFP response period for addenda to the RFP as well as questions and answers. Please note that for upcoming RFPs, all dates shown are best estimates and may be subject to change. Please do not contact SJTPO for updated dates. You may click “Receive Updates About This RFP” to be notified when any changes or announcements are made to a specific current or upcoming RFP. Please note that doing this will not add you to any other ongoing notification lists. Additionally, notice of SJTPO’s RFPs are made available on the State of New Jersey Business Opportunities webpage.
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