A legal request for proposal or an RFP is a document whereby a company request bids from contractors regarding a project and the latter writes in the various specifications and prices which suit a customer’s needs. It may also mean a notice issued by a company where they lay down the various specifications related to goods or services and other companies respond to that by sending bids. These request for proposals are usually sent by government agencies or contractors undertaking any government project where they buy equipment or services and it can be done under the watchful eye of the press and public.

Sample Legal Request for Proposal:

Name of agency: Regional Recycling Agency

Address: 93 Hardrock Town, Kansas

Proposal prepared on: January 11, 2012

Proposal prepared by: Joey Lamar

Junior manager, Regional Recycling Agency

Proposal submitted on: January 12, 2012

Proposal name: Proposal for inviting bids for management of regional waste and resource conservation

Purpose: The purpose of this proposal is to invite bids from companies and enter into a contract where the companies shall take responsibility of waste management and also help keep the ecological balance

Other details:

  • Companies must submit bids by March 1, 2012

  • The company’s waste management strategy must make sure only eco-friendly methods are used for the conservation of resources

  • The contract shall be for a duration of 1 year
  • The companies must also describe their current experience in waste management and recycling
  • The proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the companies’ qualifications, cost or financial benefits and quality of the presentation of the proposal