An RFI Guide: How Requests for Information Can Improve Government Human Services Contracting

Checklist and Template

Collaborative Procurement Checklist

The detailed checklist below provides an easy step-by-step resource for governments to create a collaborative and outcomes-focused procurement process. This list incorporates information from the Request for Information (RFI) Guide, recommendations from the What Works Toolkit: A State and Local Government Policymaker’s Guide to Improving Human Services Contracting and Outcomes, and other common sense steps necessary to bring a collaborative lens to procurement. While this list is designed as a checklist for governments, it can also offer human services providers insight into the process that government will follow and allows providers to identify where and how they can participate (as identified by ** in the list below).

Model RFI Template

For assistance in creating a Request for Information (RFI) for a human services procurement, please refer to the downloadable model template below.