If your utility, telecom, renewables, or transportation company intends to competitively bid the structures on your next infrastructure project, you need a strong RFI (Request for Information) and bid package that appropriately addresses certain risk factors that are trending in the industry. You expect an economic asset that will achieve the highest standard of performance and reliability. Certain gaps in the bid process can put that outcome in jeopardy.
RFI/RFP: Questions to Consider
As you plan your RFI/RFP, think about the following considerations:
- Are you addressing new trends that are leading to catastrophic failures elsewhere in the industry?
- Have you developed and communicated a clear specification for vendors to follow?
- Do you have a process in place to hold vendors and suppliers accountable to those specifications?
- Are you confident that they’ll deliver exactly what you ask for without structural defects?
Partnering with Exo means you can answer “yes” to these critical questions with confidence. Our team includes structural engineers, pole and tower design experts, and other technical SMEs with prior experience in steel tower and pole manufacturing for a variety of industries. We can help you develop standards and specifications for pole and tower manufacturing and fully integrate those standards into your RFP. When a prospective vendor receives your request for information, they’ll have every need, requirement, and industry standard spelled out from the beginning. If they agree to meet those standards, we’ll work together to hold them accountable throughout the process.
You no longer have to worry about whether your vendor responses are missing key details. We’ll make sure every essential detail is specified and addressed, so you know your structural assets will be fabricated by the most qualified vendor at the highest standard of excellence.