There’s a lot to consider when developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for your Smart Cities project. Here are some helpful tips to make sure you have all your technical requirements covered.

Before reaching out to vendors, improve your odds of quality responses by:

  • Understanding your current situation, and making a clear ask.
  • Considering a phased approach, starting with a high-impact area then deploying more widely in phase two.
  • Distributing a request for information first. The information you get could help you write a better RFP.
  • Hosting open forums, roundtable discussions or Q&A sessions for vendors, city leaders and personnel—especially if your situation is especially complex.

When writing your RFP, be sure to address the following:

  • Timeline and budget constraints. Ask for pricing, and consider asking for options within a certain price level if your budget is limited.
  • Deployment expectations
  • Vendors and your project’s impact on their services
  • Relevant assets and their health
  • The infrastructure you will leverage or need to replace

Download our RFP Checklist.

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