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Chapter 24 - Requests for Proposals and Competitive Negotiations

24.3 Pre-RFP activities

24.3.6 Determining if the RFP can be prepared in a manner to enhance small business participation.

The following should be considered in order to remove any potential barriers or limitations that could discourage a DSBSD-certified small business to submit proposals:

  • Unbundling requirements
  • Relaxing the requirement for mandatory attendance at pre-proposal meetings
  • Expanding response time for proposal submission
  • Relaxing any requirements for onsite demonstrations
  • Streamlining required paperwork and/or documentation

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