Web Development Request For Proposal
Are Vendors Quoting the Same Specifications?
Not many companies start the search for a web developer with a formalized web development RFP (request for proposal). Although you have your wish list, you may not be expressing it consistently to all the vendors, or worse yet, they may "think" you mean one thing when you really mean something completely different. The result is typically a wide range of bids that do not accurately reflect the same requirements for the job.
Everyone wants to work with the vendor who offers competitive pricing, and maybe even provides the lowest bid. But the only way you'll know for sure is if they are all bidding on the same criteria. If you have a large web development project out for bid and one vendor quotes $15,000 and another quotes $4,000, you need to red flag the lower bid for further justification. Chances are the bid does not include everything required to fulfill your project wish list.
Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Proposal Process
A web development RFP is a formalized document that details the development work that will be required. It provides each vendor with clear expectations for what has to be built and ensures that bids are based on the same criteria.
How AIMG Helps
AIMG has been developing websites and designing applications for almost twenty-years. Oftentimes we receive calls from prospective clients who would like us to quote a web development project. As we delve deeper into the expectations for the project by asking questions, we usually hear, "That's a good question. We never thought of that."
Our vast experience has taught us what the right questions to ask are and what kind of information is important to know. The process of creating your web development RFP begins with a comprehensive fact-finding to clarify what you are trying to accomplish. Next we help you to understand your available options. Each option presents different requirements for time, development, and costs. Using this information, you will then decide which option is right for your project.
Based on the development option you have selected, AIMG creates a detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) document that outlines the specific requirements of the project. This valuable asset can then be used to solicit quotes from numerous vendors, guaranteeing that the process is fair and the quotes are reliable. The document also provides a foundation with which to have a structured conversation with potential candidates, ensuring you are both working from the same information.
What Your Web Development RFQ Allows You to Do:
- Turn your web project wish list into itemized development specifics
- Ensure all vendors are quoting same specifications
- Ensure you and potential candidates are "on the same page"
- Get accurate quotes you can rely on
- Have a structured conversation with potential candidates
- Manage the project once it is underway
Want to talk about it? Give us a call (704) 321-1234 or contact AIMG online to request a consultation.
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