what kind of work do you see these documents doing
I need this paper for my online discussion post for a technical communication course. Our discussion this week is about RFP’s and proposals.
Background info about RFP’s and proposals
When an organization disseminates a description of the work it wants done, this document is usually called a request for proposal (RFP) or a statement of work (SOW). The soliciting organization may send selected companies an RFP/SOW that includes completed specifications of the work desired. Alternatively, the soliciting organization may first describe the needed work in general terms and invite interested firms to submit their qualifications (Figure 9-1). This type of request is usually called a request for qualifications (RFQ) . . . In short, each aspect of the solicitation process, from the RFQ to the RFP/SOW, has an appropriate use, but one or more of them is necessary to initiate action on a project. In response to an RFP, an organization will submit a proposal in the hopes of being chosen to do the work proposed in the proposal.
For this discussion paper, choose one RFP from the list below and answer the question “what kind of work do you see these documents doing?” You would have to write an analysis and assess this work by using relevant information from the textbook that I’m going to upload. Pages you need to check out from the textbook are: â€œChecklist for Developing Proposals and Progress Reportsâ€ (pp. 270-71), and checklists, such as â€œThe Qualities of Good Technical Writingâ€ (p. 8), the â€œStyle Checklistâ€ (p. 74), and the â€œDocument Design Checklistâ€ (pp. 108-09).
Another very important thing is that you would have to take one or two screenshots from the RFP’s example you chose and incorporate in your analysis to use it as an evidence and show what you are talking about. ( For instance, you can write your analysis and say “see figure … ” in parenthesis and upload your screenshot below). Please don’t forget the screenshot it is mandatory to support your analysis.