One of main questions which interests potential clients is what will be workload, timeframe and costs for their project.
However we are sure, that proposal of high quality should contain much more information. At Bharati Web Services we
perform comprehensive analysis of client's input information and provide detailed feedback which includes such points
as identification of resources involved, project plan, costs and discounts, execution methodology and quality control
approach and so on.
Different clients provide different input information or RFP (Request for Proposal). Of course, in terms of our efforts
for RFP processing and in terms of accuracy of estimation, the more details the RFP contains the better. However there
is no problem for us to start estimation just with some description of your needs, then in Q&A sessions we will define
other required points.
Generally, the RFP processing process follows the next steps:
- We analyze information provided by potential client (RFP/Business needs analysis), define unclear points for us and prepare a document with questions.
- Client answers the questions. We analyze answers, correct our preliminary estimations, may be define new questions.
- Finally if almost everything is clear we prepare Proposal Package and deliver it as our response to the client
Usually Proposal Package contains:
- General Proposal document with identification of:
- Project Costs and possible discounts
- Project timeline / Project Plan
- Proposed methodology for execution
- Project Resources which will be involved (we preliminary plan them via our internal macro-planning system)
- Project risks and mitigation strategies
- Technical vision on the project (architecture, technologies)
- Requirements Matrix - a sheet which shows project requirements structured via hierarchy. This document is a basis
for further planning and costs drop down.
- Project Plan