REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
D ATEIntroduction and Executive Summary
Write this section last after the entire document is finished. This is used to provide prospective vendors
with a brief overview of your company and the requirements for your product or service.
Business Overview & Background
Give a brief overview of your business, products and market sector that you cater to. This will help your
prospective vendors understand what business needs you are trying to fill with the vendor selection
process. Also provide important background information that will benefit the vendor when responding.
This should be the longest section of the document. For an RFP, it will contain the qualitative measures
and requirements that will drive the vendor selection decision. For an RFQ this section should provide
the quantitative measures that