Toolkit: RFP for IT Disaster Recovery and Work Area Recovery Services



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A key document required for procuring IT disaster recovery and work area recovery services is the request for proposal to solicit bids from service firms. This research establishes a template for the RFP.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
    • Managing Change
    • Keep Contracts to Three Years
    • Look At Your Own Infrastructure and Technology Road Map
    • Don't Accept a Nondetailed Bottom-Line Cost
    • Don't Accept Contract Extensions
    • Ensure That You Provide Six-Month's Notice of Termination
    • Consider Transition Planning and Transition Costs
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