Contractors deal in a particularly volatile business. Government bidding opportunities, as well as private ones, are a long and highly competitive process that pits dozens (if not more) of different companies against each other for one project. People's jobs and companies' revenues are often on the line. What makes the process even more difficult is the response to a Request For Proposal (RFP). A RFP is a formal solicitation of services for a particular resource or product. RFPs tend to be very detailed about the requirements for the project: the materials, the costs, the time frame, the design, etc. They also tend to be specific about the kind of response they want. A response for a RFP should match it in terms of specification, clarity, and organization.