HaitchR is a platform that allows you to post your tender, project, job or any request requiring an HR solution and get multiple offers and proposals to evaluate and choose from.
Let’s take a look deeper into how you can create a clear and concise request and get the most comprehensive proposals in return.
Once you have joined the HaitchR platform FREE you can go to Manage Jobs > Post a job and launch your project immediately.
What Is a Request for Proposal (RFP)?
A request for proposal (RFP) is a business document that announces a requirement of a service or solution to solve a challenge an organisation has this is basically a project that is planned to commence, the request for a proposal describes it, and solicits bids from service or solution providers to complete it.
When using an RFP, the entity requesting the bids is responsible for evaluating the feasibility of the bids submitted, the financial health of the bidding companies, and each bidder’s ability to undertake the project.
- A request for proposal (RFP) is a project announcement posted on the HaitchR platform by an organization indicating that bids for contractors to complete the project are sought.
- The RFP should define the project, for the company that issues it as well as the company that responds to it.
- The RFP should adequately describe the project, its goals, and the organisation that is sponsoring it and outline the bidding process and contract terms.
- The alternative is a less formal process that may fail to identify the best vendor and the best plan for accomplishing a project by simply identifying a suitable HR consultant and proposing directly to them an offer.
Understanding what you want to achieve in your Request for Proposal (RFP)
RFPs are used for complex projects, often requiring a number of sub-contractors. They describe the organisation issuing the RFP, the scope of the project being undertaken, and the criteria for evaluating entries. They also outline the bidding process and the contract terms.
The requests include a statement of work describing the tasks to be performed by the winning bidder and the timeline for finishing the work.
RFPs also advise bidders on how best to prepare proposals to ensure that are suitable to the criteria, with specific guidance on how the bids should be formatted and presented. They generally include instructions on what information the bidder must include and the desired format.
The proposal should not be so detailed that it hinders the contractor’s creativity, or so vague that the contractor is left stumped.
Government agencies or other entities may be required to issue requests for proposals to provide full and open competition and to drive down the cost of a solution. Accepting a proposal that is most responsive to specifications may not always mean the lowest-priced bid.
You also need to consider the effort you put into creating a request for proposal which can ensure the success or failure of the resulting solution that you would like to purchase for your organisation. If the specified requirements are too vague, the bidder may not design and implement an adequate solution for the problem. If the requirements are too detailed and restrictive, the bidders’ innovation may be limited. If you require support in drafting your job you can contact us 24/7 to discuss with one of our skilled consultants.
The RFP process begins with drafting a request for proposal. Bidders review the job and submit proposals for your evaluation. After requesting feedback, speaking on a 1:1 basis with organisations that are bidding you can finally make your decision and accept the offers that are made hiring the winning service provider, the final step is to hire them. Once hired you can track the progress of your progress easily through your dashboard.
Entering into negotiations on pricing or technical details is very simple and at any time you can cancel your request if you successfully find a provider not on the site.
What are the benefits of posting your Request for Proposal (RFP) on HaitchR
An RFP is, in part, an advertisement. It announces that a project is proceeding, and opens the door to qualified candidates who can get the job done, on HaitchR you will have access to the widest pool of experts available in the world.
Posting your job will ensure that cronyism is removed as a factor in the rewarding of contracts. It also opens up the process to competition, which can be expected to keep project costs lower. As 67% of decisions on purchasing are made based on price this means you are likely to save up to 32% on your project than if you were to run this with the HaitchR platform.
The alternative posting a job on the platform is a less formal process by researching and identifying potential vendors for a project in the extensive database. The potential responses can be limited if you make this search alone. New vendors and innovative answers are more likely to be found on HaitchR.
The Bottom Line
Posting a job defines the project that your organisation is looking to complete, for the company that issues it as well as the companies that respond to it. A job posted on the platform will be sent instantly to suitable companies, freelancers and HR experts and HaitchR ensures that the end result will meet the expectations by providing detailed information about the experience, skills and specialization of the experts who are providing your organisation with the most suitable offers.
We also ensure an open process. multiple bidders will respond within a short time supporting you in a robust and speedy procurement process. Your organisation will have an opportunity to study a variety of approaches and prices and choose the one that best meets its needs and requirements.