Hands-On Guide to Creating a Successful RFP


Slav Maslyanchuk

Business Systems Analyst, adidas

Christopher Land

Senior Manager Credit, adidas


Slav Maslyanchyuk: Welcome! What we'd like to do is just share a few tips that we learned along the way. RFP will be different depending on what industry or company you are in, but you know some of the steps that will help you make a successful RFP, or closing on the company that you're looking for and also make the process of implementing your project or your solution that you would like. Just a quick introduction to the data. Our department is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Currently, we also have our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and then the global headquarters in Germany. So, let's start with the basics and just what is an RFP: Request For Proposal. Slav Maslyanchyuk: So, you're inviting the vendors to meet the solutions or the requirements that you have set up for could be an automation project or another project. What you're going to find is companies will try to distinguish themselves as much as possible, and if you don't have a good RFP in place, they will try to set themselves apart as much as they can, use other criteria. The impact of a poor RFP could be two to three different…

What you'll learn

Sitting down to write an RFP that clearly defines your project requirements, goals, implementation steps and ensures timely, within-budget execution, can be overwhelming. So before you send any emails, ask for recommendations or make any phone calls, tap into the adidas experience of writing an effective and successful RFP.

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