RFP Report, The Newletter of Ideas, Checklists, Guidelines and
Information About the Request for Proposal
Price: 16 pages per issue, quarterly, $75 per year
Pages: approx 16
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
only newsletter devoted to the Request for Proposal, The RFP
Report keeps you up-to-date on best practices and new
approaches. This unique publication is a valuable source of ideas
and guidelines. It regularly identifies new sources of
information, both in printed form and on the World Wide Web.
Earlier Issues . . . List of topics:
Issue #27 - This issue contains 3 articles: A description of the
impact of a recent Montana court ruling declaring that evaluation
committee meetings were "public meetings"; a detailed
ecample of an evaluation/scoring procedure; and a description of
sole sourcing in Virginia.
Issue #26 - A New Book (continued), More Web Sites (continued) and
a New Checklist - This issue continues the extract from The
Request For Proposal Handbook dealing with the evaluation process.
It describes 12 more state procurement web sites and contains a
checklist for items in an completed RFP File.
Issue #25 - A New Book, A New Magazine, and More Web Sites - This
issue provides an extract from The Request For Proposal Handbook
dealing with the evaluation process. It also describes a new
magazine and provides an analysis of 11 state procurement web
Issue #24 - Justice Systems - This issue is dedicated to analysis
of an RFP for Software for Legal Case Management Applications
issued by the state of Washington. Provides additional sources of
information for justice systems.
Issue #23 - Supplier Complaints and Protests: a Canadian
Perspective - legislation and policy guidelines for the federal
government and each of the provinces and territories; summary of
duties and rights under public and private law; references.
Issue #22 - Excellence in Creating RFPs: a collection of 8
"excellent" writeups related to RFPs - Scoring Systems,
Demonstrations, Evaluation Process, Evaluation Criteria, etc.
Based on a review of hundreds of documents, RFPs, guidelines, and
Issue #21 - RFP Guidelines and Templates: Great examples from
Alaska (Model RFP), Mass. (Request for Response Handbook) and
Georgia (RFP Guidelines and Template).
Issue #20 - How To Acquire Document Imaging Systems and Services:
Sample RFPs, RFIs, RFOs, and ITBs from Utah, Texas, Nebraska,
Wisconsin, B.C, Kansas, and Florida.
Issue #19 - Outsourcing: Suppliers Hate Liquidated Damages
(Integrated Enrollment System, Texas); Using an Expression of
Interest (Services including materials management, and mail,
Central Mortgage Corp. Canada); Outsourcing Your Printing &
Mailing (Wisconsin); Outsourcing the Old Data Centre (Maine);
Selling the Electronic Highway (Electronic access to government
data, British Columbia, Canada).
Issue #18 - Handling supplier complaints (reference book); NASPO/NASIRE
report on procurement reform; Government contracting in Canada;
Sole source procurements (Mass.); Great Web sites for purchasing
Issue #17 - Hot Topics: Year 2000 Consultant (Utah); Document
Imaging (Washington State); Procurement Reform (Mass.).
Issue #16 - The Year 2000 Problem: Century Date Change Scoping
(Neb.), Century Date Change Implementation (Neb.); Applications
Systems Conversion (British Columbia, Canada);
Issue #15 - Some Broader Issues: Procurement Performance Measures
(President's Council); RFP Guidelines for Auditing Services (GA);
Government Tries New Procurement Methods (Emerging Technologies
Handbook); An Elected Officials Guide to Procurement (Government
Finance Officers Association).
Issue #14 - Implementing the world's largest photo radar system
(British Columbia, Canada); Selected Bibliography; Common Purpose
Procurement (Ontario, Canada); Web sites.
Issue #13 - Joint Solutions Procurement (British Columbia,
Canada); Evaluating Mandatory Requirements; RFPs and Contracting
Practices; Web sites.
Issue #12 - Fair and Open Competition (practices throughout North
America); Oregon's Procurement Policy; California's Definition of
Competitive Bidding; Web sites.
Issue #11 - Using the Web: A Research Tool for Purchasing
Organizations; The California Approach to RFPs; State of Arizona
Issue #10 - Including a Strategic Alliance in the RFP; The Role of
a New Central Agency (Australia); State of Arizona Procurement
Code (Part I); Terms and Conditions (AZ).
Issue #9 - State of Washington Model Request For Proposal; Yukon
Government Contracting Regulations (Canada);
Issue #8 - RFPs in Alaska: State Procurement Code; Purchasing
Regulations; The Building Blocks For Constructing An Evaluation
Issue #7 - Handling Supplier Complaints and Protests (Part II);
Supplier Complaints and NAFTA; Certifying Compliance; Important
Lessons (for improving the RFP process).
Issue #6 - Handling Supplier Complaints and Protests (Part I);
Judgment & The RFP Process.
Issue #5 - Professional Procurement - Adding Value to the Process;
When do you release results: An Effective (Procurement) Policy.;
Proposal Evaluation Guidelines.
Issue #4 - Evaluation Criteria (a summary of 19 RFPs); Freedom of
Information Act (B.C., Canada).
Issue #3 - Keeping Score (one method of scoring proposals); A $10
million Example (12 Key Features of a major RFP); Expensive
Lessons (7 frequently occurring problems).
Issue #2 - RFP Rules (The Building Block Approach to RFP
Approvals); Some Important RFP Add-Ons; Recycling RFPs (sources of
good ideas); Standardizing RFPs (B.C., Canada).
Issue #1 - The Impact of Using an RFP; Enforcing Most-Favoured
Customer Pricing (NY City); An Ontario Perspective on Evaluation
of RFPs; Reference Checking; A Checklist for Organizing an RFP;
Sources of Additional Information.
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