Fundamentals of Writing RFPs Online Webinar

Create Successful Request For Proposals

Fundamentals of Writing RFPs Online Webinar

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Create Successful Request For Proposals

Receive the benefit of training from an experienced procurement professional who has personally issued a wide variety of successful request for proposals (RFPs) over a 30-year career with the government and nonprofit sector. Be informed as to when an RFP is the proper procurement instrument to use, how to draft a successful RFP document, how to draft a scoring matrix that will assist in getting the best quality vendor, how to work with a department and/or scoring committee to make an appropriate award, how to draft a contract as a result of the RFP award, and how to avoid pitfalls in the RFP process.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn everything you need to know about the Fundamentals of Writing RFPs
  2. Comprehensive agenda covering Fundamentals of Writing RFPs
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading procurement instructors
  5. Certificate of completion
  6. Available in multiple formats where you can choose the best format for your needs

Available in :

  • OnDemand Webinar : Archived webinar presentation with audio and slideshow including downloadable reference manual. Watch online anytime.
  • Audio & Reference Manual : PDF and MP3 files delivered on a USB flash drive. Listen and read on any compatible device.
  • MP3 Download : Audio recording of a webinar and reference manual delivered by download. Listen anytime on any compatible device.

Course Delivery

This program is available in several formats. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

This course is being supplied by Lorman.

When Is It Appropriate to Do a Request for Proposal (RFP)?

  • When Is It Best to Do a Bid or Quote?
  • Should a Request for Information (RFI) Be Issued First?
    • Developing an RFI

Developing the RFP Document

  • Key Sections to Be Included
    • Mandatory Requirements
    • Preferred or Scored Technical Criteria
    • Vendor Submittals
    • Weighted Criteria
    • Method of Award
    • General Terms and Conditions
    • Procurement Schedule and Contacts
    • Pricing Pages

Developing the Scoring Matrix

  • Must Be Drafted With the RFP Document
  • What Criteria Can Be Scored?
  • How to Structure the Scored Questions
  • Are References Being Scored?
    • How to Develop a Reference Questionnaire Scoring Sheet

How to Avoid Pitfalls

  • Getting the Vendor Response You Are Looking For
  • Avoiding Scoring Problems
  • Rejecting Proposals
  • Debriefing Vendors
  • Vendor Responsibility Review

Drafting a Contract With the Winner

  • Terms to Include to Prevent Problems

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

Entry Requirements
Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements
Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:
Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:
OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems
Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


For LIVE WEBINARS:

Q:  What is the webinar viewer?
A:  Not every live webinar will have the webinar viewer. The webinar viewer is an online PowerPoint® presentation that the speaker will manipulate. You can access the webinar viewer through a link provided in your confirmation email.  Again, Internet access is required.

Q:  What is a live webinar?
A:  A live webinar is a live training program in which the audio is streamed over the Internet or accessed over phone lines and the written materials are accessed via the Internet. Audio and video reception capabilities of your computer set-up is required.

Q:  How do I access the live webinar?
A:   Once you have registered for the live webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and an individual PIN to stream the audio over the Internet and access the reference materials.

Q:  How do I access the reference materials?
A:  Your confirmation email includes a link to the reference materials for your live webinar. The reference materials are typically available for download a day or two before the live webinar.

For OnDemand WEBINARS:

Q:  What is an OnDemand webinar?
A:  OnDemand webinars are self-paced online programs that allow you to earn continuing education credit at your convenience. Each program includes a downloadable PDF reference manual. A PDF viewer is required.

Q:  My OnDemand webinar is not functioning properly. What can I do?
A:  Adobe Flash 9+ with Javascript enabled is needed to view the program.

Kenneth M. Jones

Kenneth M. Jones

  • Procurement Specialist working part time for the SUNY Center for International Development with their program in Kenya, Africa
  • Has trained many University staff on procurement rules and regulations
  • Established online ordering processes with vendors ranging from office supplies to lab chemicals and continues to provide training in his current position to procurement staff in Nairobi, Kenya
  • More than 30 years of experience working in the public and nonprofit procurement field
  • Previous purchasing experience included procuring commodities, services and construction for the departments on campus
  • Conducts regular seminars, webinars and workshops on various procurement topics
  • Past Purchasing assistant for the New York State Office of Taxation and Finance
About this Course

Create Successful Request For Proposals

Receive the benefit of training from an experienced procurement professional who has personally issued a wide variety of successful request for proposals (RFPs) over a 30-year career with the government and nonprofit sector. Be informed as to when an RFP is the proper procurement instrument to use, how to draft a successful RFP document, how to draft a scoring matrix that will assist in getting the best quality vendor, how to work with a department and/or scoring committee to make an appropriate award, how to draft a contract as a result of the RFP award, and how to avoid pitfalls in the RFP process.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn everything you need to know about the Fundamentals of Writing RFPs
  2. Comprehensive agenda covering Fundamentals of Writing RFPs
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading procurement instructors
  5. Certificate of completion
  6. Available in multiple formats where you can choose the best format for your needs

Available in :

  • OnDemand Webinar : Archived webinar presentation with audio and slideshow including downloadable reference manual. Watch online anytime.
  • Audio & Reference Manual : PDF and MP3 files delivered on a USB flash drive. Listen and read on any compatible device.
  • MP3 Download : Audio recording of a webinar and reference manual delivered by download. Listen anytime on any compatible device.

Course Delivery

This program is available in several formats. Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete this course, receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

This course is being supplied by Lorman.

When Is It Appropriate to Do a Request for Proposal (RFP)?

  • When Is It Best to Do a Bid or Quote?
  • Should a Request for Information (RFI) Be Issued First?
    • Developing an RFI

Developing the RFP Document

  • Key Sections to Be Included
    • Mandatory Requirements
    • Preferred or Scored Technical Criteria
    • Vendor Submittals
    • Weighted Criteria
    • Method of Award
    • General Terms and Conditions
    • Procurement Schedule and Contacts
    • Pricing Pages

Developing the Scoring Matrix

  • Must Be Drafted With the RFP Document
  • What Criteria Can Be Scored?
  • How to Structure the Scored Questions
  • Are References Being Scored?
    • How to Develop a Reference Questionnaire Scoring Sheet

How to Avoid Pitfalls

  • Getting the Vendor Response You Are Looking For
  • Avoiding Scoring Problems
  • Rejecting Proposals
  • Debriefing Vendors
  • Vendor Responsibility Review

Drafting a Contract With the Winner

  • Terms to Include to Prevent Problems

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

Entry Requirements
Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements
Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:
Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS:
OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems
Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


For LIVE WEBINARS:

Q:  What is the webinar viewer?
A:  Not every live webinar will have the webinar viewer. The webinar viewer is an online PowerPoint® presentation that the speaker will manipulate. You can access the webinar viewer through a link provided in your confirmation email.  Again, Internet access is required.

Q:  What is a live webinar?
A:  A live webinar is a live training program in which the audio is streamed over the Internet or accessed over phone lines and the written materials are accessed via the Internet. Audio and video reception capabilities of your computer set-up is required.

Q:  How do I access the live webinar?
A:   Once you have registered for the live webinar, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and an individual PIN to stream the audio over the Internet and access the reference materials.

Q:  How do I access the reference materials?
A:  Your confirmation email includes a link to the reference materials for your live webinar. The reference materials are typically available for download a day or two before the live webinar.

For OnDemand WEBINARS:

Q:  What is an OnDemand webinar?
A:  OnDemand webinars are self-paced online programs that allow you to earn continuing education credit at your convenience. Each program includes a downloadable PDF reference manual. A PDF viewer is required.

Q:  My OnDemand webinar is not functioning properly. What can I do?
A:  Adobe Flash 9+ with Javascript enabled is needed to view the program.

Kenneth M. Jones

Kenneth M. Jones

  • Procurement Specialist working part time for the SUNY Center for International Development with their program in Kenya, Africa
  • Has trained many University staff on procurement rules and regulations
  • Established online ordering processes with vendors ranging from office supplies to lab chemicals and continues to provide training in his current position to procurement staff in Nairobi, Kenya
  • More than 30 years of experience working in the public and nonprofit procurement field
  • Previous purchasing experience included procuring commodities, services and construction for the departments on campus
  • Conducts regular seminars, webinars and workshops on various procurement topics
  • Past Purchasing assistant for the New York State Office of Taxation and Finance

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Course Summary

Course ID: 101LRWRFP
Delivery Mode: Online
Access: 90 days
Tutor Support: Yes
Time: 86 minutes
Qualification: Certificate

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