Are you contemplating going for tender for local or national courier and/or messenger service? If so, here are some things you should consider when preparing your Request for Proposal (RFP).
First you should qualify potential vendors. Only select a few suppliers that are most likely to conform to your requirements. This will make best use of your time when it comes to evaluation and selection.
You should caveat your RFP, you should very carefully define your requirements and you should ask specific questions. Attach a pricing spreadsheet that has specific destinations (include postal codes) and service type requirements, only list 20 or so relevant locations for ease of comparison. Also request a standard Price List by Postal Code which may also help in your evaluation.
Make sure that the right people in your company are involved with the evaluation process.
For a detailed sample RFP please contact firstname.lastname@example.org today. There's no obligation on your part whatsoever.