Most bids meet the requirements of an RPF, but some lack certain components or information, which may lead to rejection. It is important to follow every step and include every specific item in the requirements.
Common reasons an RFP bid is rejected:
1. Lack of evidence of your experience relating to the project.
2. Too verbose (unnecessary padding) of the document.
3. Lack of required documentation.
4. Financial errors in budget/financial documents.
5. Lack of appropriate project planning in the estimated time/cost.
6. Proofreading/spelling mistakes.
7. Late submission.
8. Lack of signature approving that the bid comes from your office.
Common reasons a bid is accepted:
1. Full evidence of experience, capabilities and resources.
2. Price (competitive, fair and market-base )
3. Appropriate project planning in the estimated time/cost.
4. All required documentation provided.