How to write a Drupal Brief / RFP / Proposal

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Jul 27th 2015Account Manager

Brief, Request for Proposal, Invitation to Tender - these kinds of documents come in a few different flavours, but essentially it all boils down to producing a document that provides enough clarity and information to enable a supplier to respond to your requirements without too much confusion.

As a Drupal agency we've had all kinds of briefs arrive in our inbox. Some have been clear, well structured, and a delight to respond to; whereas others have been a challenge to say the least.

This shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. If you're writing a brief for a new Drupal website, it's possible that you haven't written a brief of this sort before and you may not be sure what you need to include. True, you may have an idea of what you want, but what about all the key information that we as an agency need to ensure that our reply is concise and covers all the information you require?

So what does a good brief look like? What information do you need to add to the brief? Well, since we know what we'd like to see we've put together a handy example brief below for you to use as you wish.

Microserve - Example Brief (PDF)

 - released into public domain [CC0 1.0]

We're happy for anybody to use our example brief, and hope that it helps buyers produce briefs which are more concise and easy to understand.

If you need any help writing a brief or you're unsure how to progress with a new Drupal project then feel free to get in touch and have a chat.

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