A Feature Rich Platform to Eliminate RFP Process Headaches

Smart features to enable your RFP system to create, deploy, and manage effective RFPs.

DirectRFP® Features

Single-Pane Web Interface

Assign and Manage Roles and Access

Manage Emails, Action Items, and Calendar by Project

Deploy and Review RFPs in 7 Simple Steps

Assign Internal Users and Add Permissions

Upload Files and Manage Access and Actions

Create Multiple-Choice Questions, Add Weighting, and Scoring

Side-by-Side Comparison of RFP Bidders

Add Human Intervention When Needed

Use Pricing Templates

Add Vendors, Store their Information, and their Answers

Clone Legacy RFPs

Single-Pane Web Interface

Benefit: See all RFPs (open, pending, active) and associated activities in one place

Assign and Manage Roles and Access

Benefit: Immediate transparency

Manage Emails, Action Items, and Calendar by Project

Benefit: With just a glance, know what needs to be done and by when

Deploy and Review RFPs in 7 Simple Steps

Benefit: In one place, explain the RFP, assign users, upload files and questions, put in your benchmark price (which bidders do NOT see), invite vendors, review and launch the RFP

Assign Internal Users and Add Permissions

Benefit: RFPs are a collaborative effort, but not everyone needs access to everything. Assign users and limit what parts of the RFP they can interact with—a big benefit in maintaining an audit trail.

Upload Files and Manage Access and Actions

Benefit: Put all associated RFP files in one place; have the ability to require vendors to read or leave as optional. No need to go searching through a file cabinet or other storage device.

Create Multiple-Choice Questions, Add Weighting, and Scoring

Benefit: Takes the guesswork out of which questions are more important; streamlining the RFP review and selection process.

Side-by-Side Comparison of RFP Bidders

Benefit: Automatic scoring takes bias out of awarding bids to ensure you choose the best. It gives you an apples-to-apples comparison.

Add Human Intervention When Needed

Benefit: No automated tool takes the place of human judgement. Review RFP bidders’ answers and change scores based on answers to questions. For instance, in the screenshot below, Question 1’s "Yes" included a comment that it could service 99 out of our 100 locations. So the real answer is probably maybe, and you can turn it to yellow and change the score.

Use Pricing Templates

Benefit: If you leave the pricing up to the vendors to submit in whatever form that they choose, you’re trying to also compare apples and oranges. So, we’ve standardized pricing templates based on the products and services, so when you get the pricing back from the vendors it’s uniform and very easy to compare side by side.

Add Vendors, Store their Information, and their Answers

Benefit: Some vendors bid on more than one RFP. Saving their answers and making them available to them saves them time.

Clone Legacy RFPs

Benefit: Saves time; no need to reinvent the wheel.

DirectRFP® for Buyers and Vendors

Our intuitive platform was built with both buyers and vendors in mind. Automating the RFP process benefits everyone involved by eliciting better, faster, and more precise questions and responses. Discover how DirectRFP can improve your RFP process.

DirectRFP Powered by LinkSource

DirectRFP is an industry-leading RFP software created and powered by LinkSource Technologies. LinkSource’s managed service team know the ins and outs of our platform, unlocking the full potential of all its features and benefits for your team. Our managed services offer you pre- through post-RFP support, facilitating a better, faster, and easier RFP experience. Discover more about how our managed services can transform the RFP process for your business.

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