Andy Rutledge on The Trouble With RFPs
Andy writes a great piece on some of the problems we face with RFPs, while it is more aimed at those requesting them there is a lot to learn here, particularly the difference between design as a service and design as a commodity.
An RFP typically circumvents relevant communication.
The first step in any client/agency inquiry should be concerned with getting to know one another in order to gauge mutual suitability. Yes, mutual suitability. Sure, I need to know what your project is about and what youâ€™re generally expecting, but I also need to get to know you and discover if you meet my criteria.
What Andy says above in The Trouble With RFPs really rings true for me, and as I’ve said in the past I simply don’t do proposals – I don’t want to spend a day writing about making you a kick ass site when I could be doing it!