Best Practices for Designing a Request for Proposal (RFP) and Call for Tender to Ensure You Select the Right Vendor

January 29, 2014 10:45am

Jennifer Tuer
Senior Legal Counsel
Bruce Power LP

  • Developing prequalification requirements; who do you include?
    • Examining prequalification questionnaires that have been put into practice
  • How to assess and appraise potential suppliers
  • Identify the biggest risks during the RFP process
  • Understand when to use an RFP and when to use an RFQ
    • How does this differ from a call for tender? What are the legal implications?
    • What are the main factors distinguishing a call for tender from a RFP/RFQ?
  • What should you include in your document language?
    • Submission information
    • Detailed specifications
    • Terms and conditions
    • Selection criteria
  • Potential pitfalls and practical tips during for the RFP and call to tender
  • Realize the importance of transparency and accountability in government procurement
    • Are there lessons we can learn from stringent government procurement practices?
  • Notifying winning and losing parties