Getting your website redesigned is an exciting but also terrifying time. Your business or career could be on the line, and choosing the best partner is critical. Enter the RFP.
As a web development company, we have been on the receiving end of many Request For Proposal (RFP) documents from potential clients. This post will help you create an excellent RFP for your website design. The RFP will allow you to quickly and easily compare potential web development partners and make the best choice for your company's website design project. Included at the end of this post are sample word templates for the Proposal cover letter, the actual website design RFP, and a rejection letter. We recently updated this sample RFP document for 2020. We hope you find this useful.
Do You Need an RFP?
Even though a well-thought-out RFP has many advantages, it isn't worth the time for every company. If you aren't sure what you want you with your redesign project, try having a brainstorming session with a web development company you can trust. This open-ended dialog lets you bound ideas back and forth, making sure you are more focused on the goals instead of just specific deliverables.
Consider the size and cost of your project. If you are looking for a redesign that is only $1,000, it probably doesn't need an RFP. If you know what you want, have a project with a lot of moving pieces, or you are required to get multiple bids, then an RFP is an excellent choice for your web design project.