Technical Assessment Questions

1. When you first receive an RFP, what three sections should you look at to determine if your firm is going to respond?
Scope of Service
Contract Period
Required Terms and Conditions.

2. If your firm has plenty of client references and experience in performing the scope of work but lacks the minimum vendor qualifications what should you consider?
We should consider:
Scope of Services and Deliverables
Contract Period in Section
Payment Terms in Section
Standard Terms and Conditions
Special Terms and Conditions

3 How should your firm evaluate or assess if you should respond to the RFP?
The evaluation process is divided into four main phases and two optional ones. In addition to an overall description of each phase, detailed guidelines for completing each phase are presented.
Samples of scoring/rating documents are contained in the Model Evaluation Plan, available on the Division of Purchasing website. The evaluation process is made up of:

• Evaluation of Mandatory Technical Requirements
• Evaluation of Technical Proposals
• Evaluation of Cost Proposals
• Ranking and Selection

4. Why is it important to define a phase approach for your RFP response?
A RFP allows phases to the procurement effort by establishing dates for suppliers to provide specified required documents, such as Intent to Bid letter, Conceptual Proposal, Detailed Technical Proposal, Draft Bid, and Final Bid. The RFP requires cost to be submitted in a separately sealed envelope and requires technical and administrative evaluation to occur prior to opening the cost envelope. Cost envelopes will not be opened for bid responses containing material deviations. See Section D, Topic 5, of this chapter for a discussion regarding evaluation deviations and handling of cost envelopes.

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