When a school or district defines a crucial need requiring the products or services of a vendor, the first step is to create and distribute a Request for Proposal or RFP. The more forethought you put into your RFP, the more likely you’ll find a vendor that will satisfactorily meet your requirements. Learn how to create a powerful RFP.

Before You Write an RFP

The key to developing an effective RFP is the time you invest before writing: time spent evaluating, planning, and defining

Buying Guide for Education

This guide provides ed-tech decision makers with a five-step framework to help with complex buying decisions

Device Rubric

A resource to help schools or districts better assess their device needs so that they can choose appropriate vendors

Education Client Procurement Guide

Evaluate device platform computing performance, security, and management characteristics and other criteria 

Education Technology Cheat Sheet

The common challenges faced by teachers, students, administrators and district IT directors along with solutions

How To Write an RFP

A well-written RFP will attract the best vendors for your project or program

Education Technology Questionnaire

Questions for educators and school IT directors to answer on either a classroom-, school- or district-wide level

How to Evaluate RFP Responses

Tips to better deal with RFP responses so you can award your project to the most worthy vendor

Procurement Strategies for Education Technology

Schools and districts have phenomenal purchasing power and access to countless qualified vendors 

RFP Issues Matrix

Common issues, education value propositions and coinciding RFP terms and language, along with Intel-based solutions  

Negotiating Contract Negotiations

After an RFP is written and distributed and the vendor finally selected comes the crucial task of negotiating contract terms 

Sample RFP

This generic RFP example shows you the common sections, flow and language used in successful education RFPs

Sample RFP Response

What to expect in an RFP response: everything from the Executive Summary to Project Implementation 

Case Study: How Michigan is Redefining Ed-Tech Purchasing

Michigan’s Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) is developing and improving the technology infrastructure of Michigan districts  

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