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6. What is an RFP? How is it different from an RFI?A Request for Proposal (RFP) is used when you know you have a problem butdon’t know how you want to solve it. This is the most formal of the “Requestfor” processes and has strict procurement rules for content, timeline andvendor responses. The appendices in the Guide to Successful SoftwareAcquisition <link> provide templates for this approach. Different from RFP,Request for Information (RFI) is used when you think you know what youwant but need more information from the vendors. It will typically befollowed by an RFQ or RFP.7. Suppose you are leading a project that will implement a newcourse enrollment system for City College of San Jose. You arethinking about either using a packaged course-enrollmentapplication or outsourcing the job to an external consultant. Createan outline for an RFP to which interested vendors and consultantscould respond.The course enrollment system which will handle roughly 5000 studentregistration request via a web application. It must have adequate securitymeasures while still remaining intuitive for use8. Suppose you when your friends are starting a small businesspainting houses in the summertime. You need to buy a software
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Modules,Requirements analysis,Request for proposal,request for information,Request for tender