More and more frequently private sector companies and government organizations are releasing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) as part of their procurement process and moving away from the traditional bid process. Construction companies will win or lose contracts based on their responses to these RFP’s. Responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP) successfully requires knowledge, understanding and a proposed solution of the subject, while convincing the potential Owner that your company is the best suited to build their project. Your response must not just be compliant, it must be compelling as well!
The course is worth 2 Gold Seal Credits
Responding Successfully to a Request for Proposal will help you:
- Understand the differences between a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and the typical prequalification in the bid process and how to respond to that RFQ.
- Learn to identify where RFP opportunities lie in the public and private sectors.
- Learn to analyze your companies’ SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity and Threats) and how to leverage these for the RFP response.
- Learn how to analyze the RFP to:
- Understand the owner’s requirements both for the RFP response and the project
- Understand the RFP components and deliverables
- Understand how your company can best suit the solution by performing a GO or NO GO analysis
- Create a successful strategy for developing a winning response and creating a win theme.
- Understand the importance of knowing the competition.
- Learn to prepare your written response effectively while following the guidelines set out in the RFP, including the executive summary, resumes, project selection, project appreciation, lessons learned and why your company is the best choice.
- Discover practical tips for writing your response and the difference between mandatory and weighted criteria.
- Discover strategies in asking RFI’s – Request for Information – sometimes it is best not to ask the question.
- Learn how to complete returnable schedules and understand what the schedules are asking for.
- Learn how to effectively craft your RFP responses.
CCA Member $499 (+GST) Non-Member $649 (+GST)
Exclusive to this workshop is a comprehensive practical manual that is used as a reference and guide throughout the sessions. The manual is based on accumulated knowledge gathered over 40 years in the construction industry. It is a valuable and effective tool that contains not only practical how-to’s, checklists and templates but will also be a foundation for new processes and procedures back in the office or on the jobsite.
General contractors, subcontractors, architects, designers, engineers, consultants, Bid/Proposal Managers and allied professionals in the construction industry.
This course is offered in partnership with construction associations across Western Canada and you’ll be participating with a cohort with peers from throughout the country.
Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC, is Founder and President of Constructing Minds Inc., a company dedicated to providing training to construction professionals. Lee knows construction because she has built it. With over 30 years of construction management/General Contracting experience under her belt she has extensive knowledge of construction practices, processes and procedures in all contract delivery formats. Lee is a long serving member on the National Gold Seal Committee, and the winner of the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) “Chancellor’s Award of Excellence.” Her enthusiasm for training makes her a highly informative, interactive, motivated and sought trainer.
- A laptop or desktop computer to access the workshop and participate in the exercises. The computer must have microphone and speaker capability to participate. It is highly suggested to use headphones plugged into the computer so that the audio connection with the workshop is clear and background noise is kept to a minimum. A camera is not required.
- All participants will be required to download this link: Windows: www.adobe.com/go/ConnectShell11 OR for Mac: http://www.adobe.com/go/ConnectSetupMac . Please note: if you have previously downloaded Adobe Connect, please use this link to download the updated version. This link will also be provided in the “welcome” email sent to all participants.
Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future. Unless otherwise stated, every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in removal from course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.
CANADA – ALBERTA JOB GRANT
Did you know!! Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.