Project Milestone: Creating a Request for Proposal (RFP)

Your text includes examples of RFPs in Chapter 6.

First, review your project documents for this course. Your scope statement (created in Module 3) and your WBS (also created in Module 3) are helpful as you determine what product or service you identify as you craft your RFP. Remember that an RFP is crafted with caution, as you do not wish to alert competitors to proprietary business information or upcoming products your business is developing.

After a review of your documents, select a single product (input) or service (some type of work/effort that must be completed to finish the project) that is essential to the completion of your product. For example, if you determined your project for this course was to start a homemade baking business, you would not use a plastic wrap RFP for this project, as it is trivial to the final product. Instead, you would construct an RFP for a commercial oven or a vendor for organic flour or specific high-quality ingredients, without which your product would not be distinct or successful.

The length of this assignment will vary based on your project, but should not exceed three (3) pages maximum, not including the cover page, any essential images or exhibits, or the reference page. If you have more than three pages, you have given away too much of your proprietary information. Please refer to Chapter 6 of your text for examples. Additionally, please adhere to common project management format for dates (month day, year or mm/dd/yyyy) and monetary amounts (include the $ with all monetary amounts) for ease of understanding by readers. In-text citation is not necessary, as it is not used in RFPs but a reference page showing where you found essential information such as measures, specifications, and details you included in your RFP is required.

Write a 1–3 page RFP in Word format. Use the American Psychological Association (APA) style (6th edition) for writing your assignment.

Reference:

Schwalbe, K. (2015). An Introduction to Project Management (5th ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Schwalbe Publishing.