RFQ Case Study: An Easier Alternative to the Traditional Consulting RFP

RFQ Case Study: An Easier Alternative to the Traditional Consulting RFP

RFQ Case Study November 30, 2015 By: Addy M. Kujawa, CAE and Bradley Coffey

The request-for-proposals process can be arduous and burdensome for associations and consultants alike, so much so that some consultants won't respond to them at all. After a group of association consultants and executives developed an alternative—a short request for qualifications—one association put it to use with successful results. Here's how it worked.

After the topic of requests for proposals came up on ASAE's Collaborate discussion forum yet again in late 2014, Donald (Chip) Levy, M.Ed., principal of The Rochelle Organization, convened a group of consultants and association executives in a new Collaborate discussion group to discuss it in more detail. There was general agreement that RFPs were an arduous process that didn't serve either consultants or association executives well. ...