CDBI 300 – 2012: A Guide to Responding to RFQs and RFPs

The design-builder must first determine whether it is worthwhile to respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The potential for success, the scope and type of the project, and the qualifications of the design-builder’s team to meet the requirements of the RFQ and Request for Proposal (RFP), are only a few of the important criteria that require consideration. The following section explores important issues that should be considered when deciding to respond.

While some RFQs are simple and require little more than a list of qualifications and successfully completed projects, it is worth considering whether a particular project provides a return that justifies what is sometimes a comparatively expensive process of submitting a response to an RFP when the prospects of success are low.

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