NCI will facilitate an RFP Co-writing Intensive workshop with your project team. The project sponsor, with the project partners such as governing agencies, completes a series of assessment and organization exercises to establish high-level guiding principles and ends with a detailed project process roadmap.
The result is a draft plan for the project that includes who will be involved and how, a list of base data work, and a description of the charrette process and products. This plan is used as the basis for writing the request for proposal. This information defines a draft RFP scope that can be used to create a scope of work and estimated budget. The collaborative Intensive creates a focused team approach to project management that will guide it through the inevitable hurdles that it faces on the way to approvals and implementation.
This effective method builds cross-agency and partner buy-in and cooperation, ensures that your RFP is informed by the essential viewpoints, and – critically – ensures that the budget is aligned with the scope. By developing RFPs that solicit qualified proposals that are easy to compare apples to apples, we ease the proposal review process.