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Responding to a DecisionDirector RFP

Learn how to accept invitations to bid and how to create and become a part of a bid response team.

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Getting Started with the DecisionDirector RFP Response Process
We host on-line RFPs (or RFx's) through our DecisionDirector   system. DecisionDirector allows our clients to publish all relevant RFP documents, including questions, requirements, terms and conditions, pricing forms, et cetera, and all...
Accepting (or Declining) an Invitation to Bid
Overview Our clients will use DecisionDirector to support their complex procurements, including the RFP/bid process. Our clients will typically publish the bids they create through DecisionDirector through their normal channel (bid site, bid pu...
Managing Bids (aka Engagements)
The Functions of an Engagement Manager The main function of an Engagement Manager is to manage engagements. (In DecisionDirector, the term "engagement" is a broader concept than just "bids", but you can think of an Eng...
Creating the Proposal Team (Adding Participants)
Engagement Managers Create Proposal Teams Engagements Managers create proposal teams by issuing Invitations to Participate to the individual(s) who will be working on the bid response. NOTE: if you are an Engagement Manager (accepts Invitations...
Resending and Extending Invitations to Bid Respondents (aka "Participants")
It's True. Invitations Get Lost and Sometimes Even Expire But there is an easy fix for both situations. Bid Managers can resend invitations and can extend expired invitations. NOTE: The expiration date of an invitation is not (technically) r...
Joining the Proposal Team (or Becoming a Bid Respondent) - The Invitation to Participate
In order to provide responses to an RFP, you must first be invited  to be a Bid Respondent, and then you must accept  that invitation. This invitation will come someone, perhaps your proposal coordinator, whose DecisionDirector accou...
Pasting Response Content from a MS-Word Document
Pasting Content from Word Might Present Challenges DecisionDirector's response editor supports pasting content from MS-Word and other text editors. Using the Paste from Word function is usually sufficient to provide a good result, one that appe...
Attachments: Best Practices for RFP Responses
DecisionDirector gives clients great control over many aspects of their RFP, including the collection of attachments. When configuring the RFP, clients specify for each question or requirement whether: Attachments are REQUIRED; Attachments are ...
Generating a Response Document
Why Generate a Response Document?  Answer: Because the client will. An important step in responding to an RFP in DecisionDirector is to periodically generate and review any response document(s) that contain rich text response fields, like the...
Submitting Bids
Submitting a Bid When a bid is 100% complete and ready to submit, the vendor's Engagement Manager will go through the following steps in order to submit the bid: Select the bid from the list of active engagements. Confirm that the bid is eli...
Bid Reports and Extracts
Bid Reports and Extracts DecisionDirector provides bid reports and extracts through the Reports/Extracts links found at the top of each document (and document section), as well as at the bottom of the list of documents in the Collaboration Su...
RFP Response How-To Videos
For helpful how-to-videos, go to Responding to RFPs Videos .