Response Certification Analysis (RFP)

Response Certification Analysis (RFP)
Product Code: ANLS-RFP-01

There are basic deliverables that are always present in the output from this service. This foundation can be seen below:


Phase 1

  • Workload definition and inventory analysis
  • Methodology outline
  • Definition of outstanding issues
  • Sample proposals, as needed
  • Review of proposal during construction
  • Performance requirements write-up
  • Sample architectures

Phase 2

  • Compliance analysis
  • Threshold analysis
  • Definition of outstanding issues, including new detailed configurations of vendor platform if proposal does not meet requirements for:
    • Availability
    • Scalability
    • Capacity
  • Overview of significant risk points and growth patterns
  • Ranked recommendations of vendors, encompassing:
    • Available technology
    • Costs
    • Vendor strategic technology directions
    • Long-term vendor viability
    • Any other pertinent categories
  • Comparative Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) impact analysis for the scenarios
  • Additional deliverables may be added to the output, based on the findings of the specific analysis.

SIL's RFP Response Certification Analysis provides a clear and concise path through the complex process of selecting the best vendor to fill critical business needs. With over 35 years of analysis data on all major hardware platforms (open-system and propriety) and leading application suites, SIL is the most effective independent industry verification to aid your organization in resolving procurement questions. SIL's rigorous process, coupled with its database, evaluates hardware, software and business objectives (including cost and environmental targets) to reduce the uncertainty associated with acquisition decisions.

SIL's RFP Response Certification Analysis service has been used to evaluate thousands of proposals for both private and public sector organizations. With SIL's vast database of client experiences and the use of advanced mathematical theories, the performance of a detailed and complete review is assured.

By bringing all of the proposals to common ground, decisions can be made on a level playing field without prejudice or unknown preference. This service addresses the objective for thorough investigation without the need for costly and time-consuming benchmarks and prototypes. The RFP certification analysis will review and score single or multiple responses by proposal factors, including:

  • Feasibility
  • Scalability
  • Performance
  • Organizational Other key characteristics

Even though the selection of vendor and component can be overwhelming and confusing, SIL's certification simplifies the process. This certification contains a succinct and thorough summary of the strengths and weaknesses of each response. In addition to the certification itself, SIL can optionally provide modeling assistance to each of respondents during the preparation of their response. In that early evaluation of the responses, critical objects can be prescreened, so that any shortfall can be addressed prior to the submission of the bid. SIL can also provide implementation support and oversight to continue the assurance of success. By having the professionals at SIL on your RFP team, you greatly increase your chance of success, mitigating the risk of the entire selection process.

Engagement Model
Data CollectionFTP and email
Update FrequencySingle
Project Form
ExecutionSingle execution
Output Form
Size Range15-45 pages
MediaElectronic, limited hardcopy
Level of DetailCompany and situation specific
Timing and Schedule
Client Time Contribution<10 total hours for data collection
Project Length2-4 weeks
Delivery MechanismRemote meeting with screen display
Contract FormFixed bid
Payment ScheduleDeposit and completion