Bid or no-bid checklist

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Wendy Gittleson
Wendy Gittleson
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Confidently decide if an RFP opportunity is a good fit for your business.

It’s easy to get excited when you receive a new RFP. However, before you jump into creating a proposal you should consider if the value of the opportunity outweighs the cost of responding. A bid or no-bid checklist can help you approach this decision strategically and weigh all the pros and cons.

The bid or no-bid checklist weighs:

  • Immediate and future opportunity value
  • Required business resources
  • Risks and likelihood of winning

If your go/no-go process reveals the RFP isn’t a fit. It’s wise to send a no bid letter so the customer knows you must decline to bid, but are open to other opportunities.Using the bid or no-bid checklist can help improve the win rate of your proposal team and grow your business. Download the checklist scoring template to get started. As a bonus, the downloadable checklist also includes a helpful no-bid letter template.


Wendy Gittleson

Wendy has more than 10 years experience as a B2B and B2C copywriter. She developed a passion for writing about tech from living in the San Francisco Bay Area and working for a technology school. From there, she transitioned to writing about everything from SaaS to hardware and cloud migration. She is excited to be part of the wonderful team at Responsive and looks forward to playing her part in building the future. Connect with Wendy on LinkedIn.

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