Best RFP Sites on the Web

If you want to find the best RFPs, you need to be able to find them quickly. Here are the best RFP sites for finding great work in 2021.

Best RFP Sites for 2021

Facebook

Facebook

In recent years, a ton of organizations and companies have taken to Facebook for promoting their RFPs. Like Linkedin, you’ll have to sort through a lot of content marketing and irrelevant spam – but if your particular niche is Facebook-centered, it might make sense.

Unfortunately I rank them last because of their clunky UI. You’re going to want to limit your search to RFPs posted in the last month, but that’s frustrating to do.

The major bug is having to choose this filter every time you alter your search because Facebook doesn’t save your preference.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

The next site I recommend for finding RFPs is LinkedIn. Since LinkedIn is a social networking site geared towards professionals looking to connect with others, why not use their network to find RFPs? Here’s the process I use to find anywhere from 5 to 10 RFPs on LinkedIn each week:

  • Again, in the search box, type in “RFP [your work type]”. For example, if you’re a website designer, you’d type in “RFP website design.”
  • Make sure to click on the “Content” tab to filter results by stuff companies have posted.
  • Then sort the results by “Latest” to get the most recent posts.

LinkedIn is actually my favorite place to go for RFPs because hiring managers and decision makers post RFPs on the site directly. This gives you an awesome opportunity to meet and talk to the right people. A customer of mine even shared how he used this aspect of LinkedIn to win an RFP on the platform recently.

Google

Google

Because of the vast number of sites indexed each day, Google is a great source of RFPs. I use it to get anywhere from 5 to 10 RFPs every week. It’s super simple and fast to perform a search that yields a lot of valuable results. Here’s how I do it:

  1. In the search box, type in “RFP [your work type]”, similar to how you’d do on LinkedIn below. But, for Google, I add “filetype:pdf” because most companies will create and upload a PDF when they write an RFP. 
  2. Then sort your results by “past month” so you can narrow things down to recently posted RFPs.
  3. Use the keyword: “website design” or whatever your specialty is.

You can find dozens of companies and organizations RFPs directly on Google this way. Now that you’ve set your search up for success, make a reminder to come back to this task every week.

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The RFP Database

Another source of RFPs is the RFP site. The best of the RFP sites, in my experience, is The RFP Database, and I like it because it gives you access to a wide variety of RFP types.

The RFPDB is a pay-per-bid RFP site that we find about 3-5 great RFPs on each month. The site is actually a co-op where agencies share RFPs with one another. There’s lots of categories, so find the one that makes sense for the work you’d like to do.

Just know that you’ll usually need to go through a few RFPs to find a good one on these sites. There’s a lot of long, overly-bureaucratic type documents on RFP sites in general. So be prepared to throw out some of the RFPs you pay for before you find something good.

I always pick the short, reasonable, high-budget RFPs when I’m curating my website design RFP newsletter.

The good thing is there isn’t as much manual labor required when searching through these sites. You’ll typically just need to pay anywhere between $2-10 per RFP.

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RFPGurus

New one I’m reviewing.

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Everything PR

Everything PR News covers the full-range of Public Relations, communications services and marketing related topics. Near the top of the list for those at work at Public Relations firms is getting new clients, so requests for proposals (RFPs) are always a welcome sight.

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RFPALOOZA

Really poorly designed website but has some solid RFPs none-the-less.

BidPrime

BidPrime

BidPrime helps you find qualified Federal, State & Local government contract opportunities before your competition does.