This RFP Response Strategy Toolkit is designed to help small- and minority-owned businesses in the District of Columbia by providing best practices and strategies to competitively bid on requests for proposals (RFPs). Developed in collaboration with Johnson Cooper Consulting, Inc., this toolkit reflects decades of experience from experts in private sector procurement. It outlines essential steps that small- and minority-owned businesses need to know to determine which RFPs to pursue, develop competitive RFP responses and market their brand. Applying the principles in this toolkit will help businesses build long-term relationships, notwithstanding the bid resulting in a win.
As CNHED continues to respond to practitioner feedback and on-the-ground experience, we’re committed to developing ecosystem-wide resources and solutions to support small and minority-owned business at every stage. Whether through the DCSmallBizHelp tool, the CNHED Capacity Building Institute, or this RFP Response Strategy Toolkit, our intention remains: to support local businesses in their pursuit of prosperity for themselves, their employees and our broader community.