What questions should be asked in an RFI or RFP

We’ve come across a lot of people who are in the process of putting together Requests for Proposals and Requests for Information.

Firstly, we are very much in favor of just giving something a try, that way you are making progress from day one.

If, however your situation requires such a process, we think that the questions you ask should focus on the things you really need rather than worrying about the field names and types involved.

Here’s a quick list of things I think should be asked:

  • Does the system allow secure access for:
      1. Individuals with Disabilities
      2. Families
      3. Direct Support Professionals
      4. Agency administrative staff and related service professionals
      5. State staff
      6. Consultants
      7. Analysts
    1. Is the system currently being used by:
      1. Individuals with Disabilities
      2. Families
      3. […]