Last edited 09 Oct 2020

Request for proposals from consultants RFP

The process of selecting consultants might involve the preparation by the client of a 'request for proposals' (RFP) which is sent out to each prospective consultant. Consultants respond by submitting 'consultant's proposals' to the client.

The request for proposals describes the nature of the project, the nature of the appointment and a description of the information required from the consultant.

The request for proposals might include:

It might request consultant's proposals including:

If the request for proposals involves significant design work from the consultant, it is good practice for the client to offer payment for the work involved in preparing these designs. This will encourage the consultant to prepare their proposal more carefully, and will also demonstrate to them that the client is serious about the project and is likely to treat them fairly.

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